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China Weighs Ban On Homework; Teachers, Students Argue Against

Hoping to make education less stressful, China's Ministry of Education is considering new rules that include a ban on written homework. But teachers, and even some students, are against the idea.
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Rep. Mike Rogers: Evidence Against Assad Is Convincing

Robert Siegel talks with Republican Representative Mike J. Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, about his briefing on evidence regarding the chemical attack in Syria, and whether he still has questions about whether the Syrian government is responsible or not.
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Fort Hood Shooter Sentenced To Death Penalty

A jury has sentenced Nidal Hasan to the death penalty for a shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and 31 others injured.
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Obama Echoes Martin Luther King Jr. On March Anniversary

President Obama joined thousands at the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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March Speakers Talk Of Progress, Remaining Inequalities

Wednesday, on the same stretch of the National Mall where the Civil Rights Marchers of 1963 listened to the Reverend Martin Luther King, a far smaller crowd assembled to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of that landmark moment in the struggle for civil rights.
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March Anniversary Attendees Encouraged To Keep Fighting

Young people at the Lincoln Memorial reflect on the significance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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Bells Punctuate March On Washington Anniversary

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more on the various events to mark the anniversary.
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Transcript: Obama On The Legacy Of 1963 March On Washington

President Obama spoke Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of a milestone in the civil rights movement — the March on Washington, when Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Read and listen to the president's remarks.
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Fort Hood Gunman Nidal Hasan Sentenced To Death For 2009 Attack

Former Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was found guilty last week of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. During his trial, Hasan represented himself and called no witnesses.
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Looking For Free Condoms? There's A Health Department App For That

State and local public health departments are turning to apps as to help them reach people when they need help the most. Birth control finders, recipe tweakers and searchable restaurant inspections are in the mix.

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