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Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

In a speech last week, FBI Director James Comey addressed racial tensions between police and minorities. A new effort in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y., tries to get officers and young people talking.
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Oscars Voter Says 'Selma' Cast's 'I Can't Breathe' Tees Were 'Offensive'

"If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male," she also says, "I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were."
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'Lady Brigade' An Answer To Limited Patriotic Clothing For Women

Lady Brigade, a business started by former soldier Nadine Noky solves a problem for female veterans who have limited patriotic clothing options: T-shirts designed specifically for the woman warrior.
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A Model For De-Radicalization In Minneapolis

The case of Abdullahi Yusuf could become a model for de-radicalizing people. A judge has allowed Yusuf to await trial in a halfway house, where he will participate in a counseling program.
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Chicago's Historic Pullman District Becomes National Monument

The Pullman Historic District on Chicago's far south side was one the country's first company towns where workers at the now defunct Pullman Palace Car Company built luxury rail cars.
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Obama Asks For Global Help Undercutting Radical Ideology

The White House conference on countering violent extremism is seeking a way to broaden the world's response beyond military intervention. At the meeting's last day on Thursday, President Obama said the U.S. is at war with terror, not Islam.
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Critic: Extremism Summit Focused Too Narrowly On Muslims

Audie Cornish talks to Muslim Advocates Legal Director Glenn Katon about his organization's criticism of the White House approach to countering violent extremism.
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NASCAR Enters New Season After Shifting Gears To Bump Viewership

Though admissions lagged behind pre-recession levels and stadium seats are being torn out, 2014's new playoff model and speedway brawls made for one of the most thrilling seasons in the past decade.
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Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists have found some human DNA that, when added to mice, makes their brains bigger. But as DNA research into human brains goes forward, are there ethical lines we shouldn't cross?
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A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm

Foraging for wild, edible fungi may be a growing trend. But most of the mushrooms we eat come from farms — and a behind-the-scenes look at one of them turns out to be pretty exciting on its own.

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