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New York Is Losing The Accent That Gave It 'Toidy-Toid Street'

New York City is home to more than 700 languages — not to mention distinct New Yorker accents. All are in danger of being lost as the city's population continues to change.
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Justice Department Weighs In On Assembly-Line Justice For Children

For the first time, the federal government is asserting juveniles' right to counsel by wading into a Georgia case alleging inadequate representation. Authorities say the problems occur nationwide.
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Why Some Mushrooms Glow In The Dark

Scientists outfitted some fake fungi with LEDs and put them in a Brazilian forest to test their theory that light, not some funky mushroom fragrance, was luring bugs.
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With Fewer New Teachers, Why Do Some Stick Around?

As teacher training enrollment drops, we wanted to know: Why do some teachers stay in the profession?
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Investment Guru Teaches Financial Literacy While Serving Life Sentence

At San Quentin Prison in Calif., an inmate nicknamed "Wall Street" has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess while serving a life sentence.
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Man Shot In Machete Attack On TSA Agent At New Orleans Airport

A former taxi driver attacked two TSA agents with wasp spray and a large blade before a sheriff's deputy shot him three times, authorities say. The alleged assailant was in surgery Friday night.
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Benghazi Panel Asks Clinton To Hand Over Her Email Server

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the committee, wants the former secretary of state to make the server available to a neutral third party. Clinton used a private email account during her tenure.
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Record Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Strains California Resources

An uptick in malnourished pups on the coast has rescue centers struggling to keep up. Changing weather patterns and warmer ocean waters could be to blame, but it's still too early to tell.
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Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

Researchers who helped develop powerful techniques warn that tweaking the genome is now easy. More public debate's needed, they say, before making changes in genes passed from parent to child.
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From Selma To Eisenhower, Trailblazing Black Reporter Was Always Probing

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the successful crossing of the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, a key moment in the civil rights movement. Journalist Ethel Payne was there.

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