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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Announces His Resignation

Bob Filner has resigned after accusations of groping and forcibly kissing as many as 18 women. The City Council voted to accept an agreement hammered out between Filner and city negotiators.
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What To Make Of Tiger Woods' Major-less Year

By the standard of normal golfing mortals, Tiger Woods has had an incredible summer. He's won multiple tournaments and millions of dollars in prize money. What he didn't do was win any of golf's four major championships. And those major wins are his measure of success.
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Discrimination Suit Dropped Against TV's Paula Deen

An agreement to dismiss comes less than two weeks after a judge threw out a racial discrimination charge.
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Summer Nights: Senior Softball In Huntington Beach, Calif.

Senior Softball USA has 33,000 members and is growing. As part of our Summer Night series, we head to southern California, where the Mightys play. It's a group of senior women who love the sport and love to swear in excitement. But no chewing tobacco.
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San Diego City Council Considers Mayor's Resignation

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign on Friday after the city council approves a tentative deal struck earlier this week. The details of the agreement are not know at this point.
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Hasan Could Receive Death Penalty After Guilty Verdict

A military jury has unanimously convicted Major Nidal Hasan of 13 counts of pre-meditated murder in the attack on Fort Hood. Hasan could now face the death penalty.
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Sgt. Bales Sentenced To Life In Prison For Afghan Murders

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians in order to avoid the death penalty. On Friday, a military jury sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Chicago School Closures Send Kids Through Dangerous Areas

Chicago is preparing for the first day of school, which has extra challenges this year. The city closed about 50 schools recently, so some children will have to walk through dangerous neighborhoods to get to class. The city is expanding its "Safe Passage" program, training workers who will be stationed on school routes to protect students.
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To Reduce Prejudice, Try Sharing Passions And Cultures

Travelers can tell you that getting a glimpse into another person's culture can help erase ethnic prejudices. A laboratory experiment found that to be true, but only if people feel that they have a choice in the matter.
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U.S. Soldier Sentenced To Life In Afghan Village Attacks

A military jury has sentenced Robert Bales, the U.S. staff sergeant who admitted killing 16 Afghan civilians in 2012, to life in prison without parole. During the punishment hearings held this week, Bales was confronted by family members of victims and people who survived the March 11, 2012, attacks.

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