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Ferguson Voters Elect 2 Black Members To City Council

In a first, the six-member City Council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.
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Hungry Sea Lion Steals Man's Fish

A man was on a boat in San Diego holding a fish when a sea lion leaped out of the water, over the boat's railing and grabbed the food. The man was pulled underwater, and was treated for his injuries.
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Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.
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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.
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S.C. Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a weekend traffic stop was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., Tuesday. Officials said a video played a role in the decision.
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Historic Ferguson Election Adds More African-Americans To City Council

The unusually high-profile election, was the first big election since one of the city's former white police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man.
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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.
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Chicago Voters Keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Office

Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.
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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title

The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday night in a rematch of the 2014 title game, which UConn also won. Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Smith, a contributing writer to espnW.
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Fight For Water Heats Up In Desert Southwest

In New Mexico, there's a battle over the Gila River. The state has decided to divert the river and capture the water for later use. Critics say the move will be too costly and environmentally harmful.

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