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The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.
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Baltimore Police Conclude Investigation Into Freddie Gray's Death

The investigation into the death of the 25-year-old has been handed over to the city's prosecutor. But it is raising more questions than answers and failing to quell the community's calls for justice.
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House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying

The House panel voted Thursday to advance a bill that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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Returning To Vietnam Years After Fleeing War, A Man Finally Feels At Home

Duc Nguyen left Vietnam in 1975 as a boat person fleeing the communist advance. Now he has returned to an unlikely place — the seat of the communist government in Hanoi.
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NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Mercury, Concluding 4-Year Study Of Planet

A NASA spacecraft plunged into the planet Mercury on Thursday. It's demise comes after four years of studying our solar system's innermost planet.
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Is It An 'Uprising' Or A 'Riot'? Depends On Who's Watching

Words describing the same event can mean very different things. It's no surprise that people can't agree on a label for what's happening in Baltimore.
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Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

People convicted of minor crimes years ago are suing to overturn a Pennsylvania law that bars them from working full time in nursing homes, locking them out of a fast-growing sector in the economy.
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Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents

Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. "It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it's the urbanite against the almond," he says.
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Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

One aim of Obamacare was to ease the financial strain on nonprofit hospitals that provide medical care to people who lack insurance and can't pay their bills. That plan is working, hospitals say.
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Small Plague Outbreak In People Tracked To Pit Bull

A woman who caught pneumonic plague in Colorado last summer likely contracted it from her friend or his dog. Antibiotics limited the outbreak to four people and cured them.

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