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Philadelphia Police Must Change Tactics, Justice Department Says

The Justice Department said Monday that the Philadelphia Police Department's training methods in the use of deadly force could be to blame for a spate of police shootings in 2013.
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Police Suspend Inquiry Into University Of Virginia Sexual Assault Case

The Charlottesville, Va., police chief cited a lack of evidence in the alleged incident that was publicized in a Rolling Stone magazine article.
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Sen. Ted Cruz Becomes First Republican To Announce Presidential Candidacy

Texas Sen. Cruz became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election Monday. In a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Cruz said, "God isn't done with America yet."
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Canadian-Born Cruz Faces Potential Hurdle To Presidential Aspirations

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Sarah H. Duggin, a professor of law at Catholic University, about the U.S. Constitution's "natural born" citizenship requirement for someone to become president.
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In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.
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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.
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Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Louisville Slugger Brand

The $70 million dollar deal will join the makers of Major League Baseball's official bat with the company that produces MLB's official glove.
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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID requirements are making their way through the courts. Texas and North Carolina are among them.
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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.
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Justice Dept. Faults Philly Police For Poor Training On Deadly Force Policy

A review of the city's 394 officer-involved shootings between 2007 and 2014 also found police recruits were not trained in a "systematic and modular fashion."

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