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Former Police Chief In S.C. Sentenced To House Arrest Over Unarmed Man's Death

More than a month after his second trial on murder charges ended in a mistrial, former Eutawville, S.C., police chief Richard Combs agreed to plead guilty to misconduct in office Tuesday.
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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
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How Startups Are Using Tech To Try And Fight Workplace Bias

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.
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Mob Museum Unveils FIFA Corruption Exhibit

A new exhibit about FIFA's recent corruption is on display at the Las Vegas museum of contemporary organized crime.
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Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court Ruling In Denying Marriage Licenses

A county clerk in Kentucky refused to issue any marriage licenses Tuesday, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that compelled her to issue licenses to same-sex couples.
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Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

In a state where 185 of 254 counties have no psychiatrist, how do you get students to want to become one — and then go to work in underserved areas? A loan repayment program may not be enough.
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Economic Concerns Fuel Campaign To Save The Sage Grouse

Many in the West are backing an effort to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. By saving the bird, they feel they can save the culture and customs of the West as well.
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Hotel Room Rates Skyrocket For Republican National Convention In Cleveland

Hotel room prices are always subject to demand. Big events mean big jumps in local nightly rates. But what's going on in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention seems extreme.
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Smell Mapping: Using Your Nose To Retrace Your Steps

A University of California, Berkeley psychologist has found that people can create a map in their heads with scents as location markers. NPR replicates the experiment with a master sommelier, and discovers that olfactory navigation is lot more successful if you have a sophisticated nose.
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California Prisons To Limit Number Of Inmates In Solitary Confinement

Under a new settlement, state authorities will send inmates to isolation only if they commit new and serious crimes in prison, like murders or violent assaults. The move could have wide effects.

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