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Families Appeal To Congress, Call For Release Of Americans Held In Iran

The four families testify before a House committee and urge the U.S. to step up efforts. The renewed focus comes as Iran and world powers try to work out a nuclear deal ahead of a June 30 deadline.
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The White House Has A New Visitor, And It's Got Feathers

Politicians in Washington currently have an actual hawk in their neighborhood.

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The Truth Behind The Suicide Statistic For Older Teen Girls

It made headlines last month: Suicide is the top cause of death for girls 15 to 19. Is the data reliable? And if so, what's going on?
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Harlem Hellfighter And Jewish Soldier Get Long-Overdue Medals Of Honor

Historians say Sgts. Henry Johnson and William Shemin hadn't been properly recognized for their bravery under fire.
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How The YMCA Helped Shape America

Many of today's fitness trends can be traced back to the pioneering programs of the YMCA.
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Stranded Travelers Treated To An Off-Off-Off Broadway Show

Storms had canceled flights at La Guardia Airport. Among the stranded: the casts of the Broadway shows Aladdin and The Lion King. So the performers had a spontaneous sing-off in the terminal.
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Snack Food Trail Leads Police In Iowa To Suspected Burglar

Police in the college town of Iowa City say they responded to a break-in at a convenience store. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that at the end of the trail was 20-year-old Francisco Munoz.
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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.
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Obama To Honor Harlem Hellfighter With Medal Of Honor

President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Henry Johnson, an African-American soldier whose combat bravery occurred during World War I, but whose actions were ignored for decades.
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Companies Fight Back Against Protesters With Financial Pressure

When a student protested against an oil pipeline in Michigan, the company charged him with restitution for the work that couldn't be done during the disruption. But that could be a "risky strategy."

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