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Intent To Harm At Center Of Bradley Manning's Trial

Prosecutors say the soldier downloaded thousands of diplomatic cables and war field reports and sent them to the website WikiLeaks. His trial, which begins Monday, highlights the U.S. government's aggressive campaign to keep secrets.
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Barrier-Breaking Surfer's Legacy A Reminder Of Work To Do

African-American and Mexican, Nick Gabaldon carved a path for surfers of color. He died in 1951, but access to surfing can still be limited.
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Surf Air Offers 'All You Can Fly' For A Monthly Fee

The company is getting ready to take off. For a recently raised subscription of $1,650 a month, travelers will be able to fly as much as they want among four California cities. Surf Air's CEO says it provides frequent commuters a corporate jet experience, but how will the model fare?
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Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

Research shows suspensions are disproportionately applied to minorities and give students a fast track to dropping out and to the juvenile justice system. The Los Angeles Unified School District recently instituted a ban on certain suspensions, but finding a viable alternative is a complex task.
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Detroit Museum Not The First To Consider Selling Out

The financially troubled city of Detroit is eyeing the sale of its prized artworks, which include paintings by van Gogh. In recent years, a number of museums have brought in millions by selling off art. Such sales invariably trigger protest but can proceed unless there's some legal violation involved.
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Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma

Tim Samaras was an engineer who made probes that captured information at the base of the violent storms. He was inspired to chase tornadoes by the iconic scene in The Wizard of Oz.
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Washington Monument Receives Much-Needed Repair

Nearly two years ago, when a freak earthquake rocked the Washington, D.C. area, it damaged more than 500 stone slabs on the Washington Monument. Now, the monument is covered in scaffolding and crews are getting to work on one huge caulking job.

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