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The Obamas And The White House's Slave Legacy

The Obamas have repeatedly used their platform to remind the public that the White House was built by slaves. Of course, not everyone is enthralled, or even convinced that this history is real.
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A Sniff Test For Alzheimer's Checks For The Ability To Identify Odors

New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.
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Judge Drops Charges Against Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Covert Recordings

A Texas judge has dismissed felony charges against two people who concealed their identities and tried to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.
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Who Is Delrawn Small? Why Some Police Shootings Get Little Media Attention

Some police shooting victims like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile become national symbols. Their faces are splashed across the media, and their names become hashtags. So why are others forgotten?
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FBI Investigates Possible Russian Connection To Leaked DNC Emails

Hackers tied to two Russian intelligence agencies breached DNC computers in May, but whether the same hackers turned over thousands of emails to WikiLeaks is still under investigation.
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Mikulski, Lewis To Nominate Clinton; Sanders Could Play A Role

Mikulski and Lewis have both broken down political barriers in their own ways, and now they will help Clinton become the first female major-party nominee
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'Sister Clones' Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive And Kicking

Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Different Breeds Of Convention Democrats Ask: Whose Party Is This, Anyway?

DNC officials, congressional leaders and even the icons of the party's progressive wing were subjected to jeers, catcalls and chants from an element of the audience on the convention's first day.
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Good News On Student Loans ... For Some

More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.

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