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Virginia Textbooks To Recognize S. Korea's 'East Sea' Claim

State lawmakers heard from Korean Americans and Japanese lobbyists before deciding to have the Sea of Japan designated also as the East Sea, the term Seoul prefers.
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Ex-State Dept. Contractor Will Plead Guilty For Leaks To Fox News

Stephen Kim, who was indicted in 2010 for allegedly revealing top-secret information relating to North Korea, will reportedly serve 13 months in prison as part of the plea deal.
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Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh To Replace Sen. Max Baucus

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed his number two, John Walsh, to serve out the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who was confirmed Thursday as U.S. ambassador to China. The appointment gives Walsh a brief incumbency advantage going into an expected tough fall battle.
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Does Probation For Profit Criminalize Poverty?

Hundreds of thousands of people are put on probation every year. Now, a study by Human Rights Watch finds private probation contractors are racking up profits and effectively criminalizing poverty. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with HRW's Chris Albin-Lackey and Rhonda Cook of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Is George Zimmerman On A Road To Perdition?

Rapper DMX is talking about stepping into the boxing ring with George Zimmerman. But the Barbershop guys ask whether it would be better for both men to step out of the spotlight.
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A Much More Honest Version Of Those Facebook Anniversary Videos

Facebook marked its 10th anniversary by making you a personalized look-back video. But if the videos were more realistic, they'd look like this.
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What If Hillary Clinton Doesn't Run?

Some Democrats think the party has a strong bench in the event Clinton declines to run for president in 2016. Not everyone is convinced.
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Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: As It Happened

Large-scale pageantry opened the Sochi Olympics on Friday, in a symbolically rich Opening Ceremony that was marred by an early and highly visible mistake — one of five massive Olympic rings failed to fully appear.
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Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

Two Illinois teens were killed when they were sucked under corn in a grain bin where they were working. A third worker was trapped for six hours. NPR and the Center for Public Integrity told their story in an investigative series about the lack of regulation at such facilities.
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Much-Needed Snow Arrives In The Nation's West

Parts of Oregon and Washington got up to a foot of snow earlier in the week and could get 6 to 12 inches more. Colorado, which has suffered its worst "snow drought" since the 1980s, could also get a big dusting.

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