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Heavy Rains In California Turn Roads Into Rivers

A strong storm brought heavy rains and wind to Northern California on Thursday, flooding roads and cancelling school for some districts.
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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.
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Congress Runs Up Against Deadline To Pass A Budget

A plan to pass a no-drama, year-long measure for most of the federal government started looking shaky Thursday afternoon, when the bill nearly died on a procedural vote in the House.
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CIA Director Disputes Findings Of Senate Interrogation Report

CIA Director John Brennan publicly disputed the findings of a Senate report on interrogation practices. It concluded that interrogation practices used by CIA after Sept. 11 were more abusive than previously thought and did not produce useful intelligence.
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Justice Department Numbers Paint Different Picture Of Sexual Assault

The Department of Justice has released new numbers on the rates of sexual assault for college-age women.
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Black Congressional Staffers Stage Walk Out Over Grand Jury Decisions

A group of black Congressional staffers staged a protest and walked out of the Capitol on Thursday. They were protesting recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men.
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Kentucky Says Noah's Ark Theme Park Won't Get Tax Breaks

Kentucky says the Christian group behind the project wouldn't commit not to discriminate in its hiring on the basis of religion. The group says it will challenge the state's decision.
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Staffers Walk Out Of Congress In Protest Over Brown And Garner Cases

Dozens of congressional staff walked out of the Capitol Thursday, gathering on the steps to make the hands-up gesture that has come to symbolize frustration with the deaths of two unarmed black men.
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Study: Just 20 Percent Of Female Campus Sexual Assault Victims Go To Police

Justice Department research finds that women ages 18-24 who aren't enrolled in college are more likely than those who are in school to report having been assaulted.
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Unexpected Joint Pain Seen In Test Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

A major donor has pledged $300 million to distribute an Ebola vaccine in Africa, as soon as one is available. Vaccine development is proceeding, but there have been hiccups.

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