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Air Force Reservists Say Agent Orange Residue Damaged Their Health

The planes used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam weren't retired from service — they were used by reservists in the U.S. for more than a decade after the war, exposing the crews to harmful chemicals.
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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.
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Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.
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Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

In a speech last week, FBI Director James Comey addressed racial tensions between police and minorities. A new effort in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y., tries to get officers and young people talking.
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Oscars Voter Says 'Selma' Cast's 'I Can't Breathe' Tees Were 'Offensive'

"If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male," she also says, "I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were."
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'Lady Brigade' An Answer To Limited Patriotic Clothing For Women

Lady Brigade, a business started by former soldier Nadine Noky solves a problem for female veterans who have limited patriotic clothing options: T-shirts designed specifically for the woman warrior.
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A Model For De-Radicalization In Minneapolis

The case of Abdullahi Yusuf could become a model for de-radicalizing people. A judge has allowed Yusuf to await trial in a halfway house, where he will participate in a counseling program.
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Chicago's Historic Pullman District Becomes National Monument

The Pullman Historic District on Chicago's far south side was one the country's first company towns where workers at the now defunct Pullman Palace Car Company built luxury rail cars.
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Obama Asks For Global Help Undercutting Radical Ideology

The White House conference on countering violent extremism is seeking a way to broaden the world's response beyond military intervention. At the meeting's last day on Thursday, President Obama said the U.S. is at war with terror, not Islam.
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Critic: Extremism Summit Focused Too Narrowly On Muslims

Audie Cornish talks to Muslim Advocates Legal Director Glenn Katon about his organization's criticism of the White House approach to countering violent extremism.

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