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American Tribe Fights To Halt Artifact Auction In Paris

Seventy objects sacred to Arizona's Hopi tribe are scheduled to hit the block Friday. Tribal members say the items were taken illegally and have asked U.S. officials to help stop the sale, which French auctioneers estimate the sale may bring in $1 million. A court hearing is set for Thursday in Paris.
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Mobile Clinic Looks Out For Detroit's Homeless

A new program in Detroit is targeting chronically homeless people who do not seek out medical help. A mobile medical team visits the homeless on their turf and aggressively follows up with these patients to help get them the medicine and care they need.
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'Til Faith Do Us Part': The Mixed Blessings Of Interfaith Marriage

In the 1950s, 20 percent of marriages in the U.S. were interfaith unions. By the first decade of the 21st century, the rate increased to 45 percent. While the decision is common, it comes with a unique set of challenges. In Til Faith Do Us Part, Naomi Schaefer Riley explains the risks and benefits.
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The Prickly Process Of Changing Your Name

Names are something that we carry with us all our lives. But we seldom think about what goes into choosing the right one. In a piece for Slate.com, Silas Hansen writes about his decision to change his birth name — Lindsay — as he told his family and friends that he was transgender.
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Immigration Protesters Aim For Rally To Motivate Lawmakers

Thousands of demonstrators backing more generous immigration rules are expected at a big rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday. They're demanding swift action by Congress. But while preliminary agreement has been reached on a range of immigration issues, it could be weeks before a bill appears in the Senate.
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Court: ExxonMobile Guilty In N.H. Contamination Suit

ExxonMobile has been ordered to pay more than $200 million to clean up ground water contaminated with the gasoline additive known as MTBE. New Hampshire won the lawsuit in state court. Exxon argues the federal government approved MTBE to reduce air pollution, and should be blamed for the consequences.
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Bipartisan Bill Would Extend Background Checks To Gun Shows

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have a plan that could get bipartisan support. It would close the so-called gun show loophole but allow friends and family members to trade guns without going through background checks.
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Thank G-O-O-D-N-E-S-S: The National Spelling Bee Adds Meaning

The National Spelling Bee is adding vocabulary questions to the qualifying tests. It's a great step toward ensuring that the most visible showcase for really smart kids isn't just a memory competition.

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