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Charges Recommended For Cleveland Officers Who Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old

Tamir Rice was carrying a replica gun outside a recreation center in the city in November when he was killed by two police officers.
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Parties Say They Trust Hastert Judge's Impartiality

Judge Thomas Durkin had donated money to Hastert's reelection campaigns and worked with people involved in the case. He offered to let another judge take over but both sides want him to stay.
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Twitter CEO Stepping Down After Disappointing First Quarter

Dick Costolo, who has led the social media company for six years, leaves the post after Twitter posted a $162 million net quarterly loss in April.
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Prison Breaks Past: Several Inmates Have Tried To Escape From N.Y. Prison

Jeff Hall, a history professor at Queensborough Community College, discusses the history of prison breaks in northern New York.
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For Sale: Detroit Land Bank Seeks Buyers For Vacant Houses

The city is desperately trying to repopulate tens of thousands of abandoned homes, auctioning them off online for as low as $1,000. But the cost of repairs often exceeds the value of the homes.
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Rupert Murdoch Plans To Step Down As CEO Of 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch plans to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox. He will be replaced by his son, James.
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Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Support Islamic State

The 17-year-old plead guilty Thursday to conspiring to provide support to the self-declared Islamic State. Ali Shukri Amin acknowledged raising money and helping inspire a friend to travel to Syria.
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Graduation Rates: Chicago Says It Will Keep Better Track of At-Risk Students

Chicago Public Schools have been mislabeling dropouts, getting them off the books and out of the graduation rate. CPS now says it will stop the practice.
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Families Of U.S. Women's Soccer Players Share Rituals For Calming Nerves

Game day can bring butterflies to even the toughest athletes. Nerves also follow the families of U.S. women's soccer players. Some pace, while others mutter coping rituals that help them get through the game.
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Should Tanning Bed Warnings Take A Cue From Graphic Cigarette Labels?

Graphic images showing the effects of melanoma, combined with photos promoting the positives of avoiding indoor tanning, were more persuasive than standard text warnings.

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