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Tulsa Reserve Cop Turns Himself In After Accidentally Killing Unarmed Suspect

In Tulsa, Okla., a volunteer sheriff's deputy turned himself in Tuesday morning for manslaughter.
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New York Mayor Announces Plan To Reduce Rikers Island Jail Population

New York City's mayor and the state's chief judge announced a plan Tuesday to cut the number of pre-trial detainees at the notorious Rikers Island jail. It's not unusual for defendants to spend a year or more at Rikers awaiting trial.
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Advocates Fight To Keep Sheltered Workshops For Workers With Disabilities

Such workshops are being closed across the U.S., more than 15 years after the Supreme Court said separate work settings constitute discrimination. But advocates say clients have nowhere else to go.
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No Rest For Your Sleeping Brain

No wonder the brain needs so much energy. The same coordinated activity that allows you to retrieve a specific memory, like what you had for breakfast, continues at rest and even during sleep.
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Chicago Plans Reparations Fund For Victims Of Police Torture In '70s, '80s

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is supporting the proposed $5.5 million package. More than 100 people are eligible for reparations for their treatment at the hands of a former police commander.
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Cheap Oil Fueling Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.
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How Candidates Announce Can Say A Lot About Their Campaigns

From a place of significance to what message they want to convey, where and how presidential candidates announce their campaigns matters.
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Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.
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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.
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Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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