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Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.
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Second Opinions Are Often Sought, But Their Value Isn't Clear

Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.
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Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

The 12 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership account for almost 36 percent of the world's economy, which would make TPP by far the largest U.S. trade pact.
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At Least 10 Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

Twelve people are missing in Texas amid violent weather. More rain is in the forecast.
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Artist Makes Money Off Of Other People's Instagram Photos

Richard Prince has a new exhibit in New York called "New Portraits." Is it steeling when he uses other people's Instagram photos? Prince has been challenged in the past and won.
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Md. Episcopal Diocese Chooses Replacement For Defrocked Bishop

Chilton Knudsen replaces the former bishop who is accused of killing a bicyclist while driving drunk. Renee Montagne talks to Knudsen, who has made addiction counseling a key part of her ministry.

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As Wells Dry Up, Calif. County Aims To Streamline Solutions For Water

The lack of rain has hit all of California hard but perhaps no place more than Tulare County, an hour south of Fresno. It's home to 60 percent of the residential wells that have gone dry in the state.
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U.S. Citizen Stranded In Yemen Sues State Department

Several Yemeni-American men report being stranded temporarily in Yemen after the U.S. seized their passports. They say the government accused them of fraud and forced them to sign false confessions.
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Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?

Canada says it's the first country with a law that eliminates one regulation for every new measure that's adopted. The One-for-One Rule is designed to ease the burden on businesses.
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Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Measure Preventing Local Fracking Bans

Oklahoma's governor is deciding whether to sign a bill that prevents communities from banning fracking and other oil and gas activity. Lawmakers were spooked by a voter-approved fracking ban in Texas.

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