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Ghost Island Looms Large Among Displaced Inupiat Eskimos

About 50 years ago, the native Alaskans were forced to leave their ancestral home on King Island, in the Bering Sea. Now, an Anchorage poet has crowdsourced enough money to bring a group of former King Islanders and their descendants back for a visit.
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Paula Deen's Contract Is Toast After Quick-Fire Criticism

The Food Network will not renew the celebrity chef's contract at the end of the month, following backlash from a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit in which Deen admitted to using the N-word.
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Thousands Greet Summer With Sun Salutations In Times Square

The summer solstice was greeted with thousands of sun salutations in New York's Times Square on Friday. The square was the scene of mass yoga classes in honor of the first day of summer.
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Seeking Mental Health Help Can Be Hard In Military Culture

We conclude our series on suicide in the military. One of the biggest obstacles to getting help for suicidal troops may be the macho military culture that stigmatizes any admission of weakness. At Ft. Bliss, in Texas, leaders are trying to change that culture.
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NSA Leak Could Be Bad Business For U.S. Tech Companies

Revelations that Google, Microsoft and other tech companies have been providing user data to the National Security Agency may have tainted those companies' reputations for independence. Those companies share information with the government, often voluntarily. In the process, many have earned the status of "trusted partners."
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At Coney Island, The (Mermaid) Show Must Go On

Brooklyn's annual Mermaid Parade draws thousands of wacky, colorfully costumed revelers. The 2013 event was almost canceled after the parade's nonprofit sustained severe damage during Superstorm Sandy. But after a successful fundraising campaign, Coney Island's signature event has its sea legs back.
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Shortening Lines At Polling Stations A Challenging Task

The president's commission to address long lines at the polls and other voting problems will held its first meeting in Washington, D.C., on Friday. It will have six months to come up with recommendations on how to fix the problems.
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Prosecution Can't Use Race As A Factor In Zimmerman Case

The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman — who has been charged with killing Trayvon Martin — says the prosecution can use several terms the defense wanted to exclude. In talking about Zimmerman, prosecutors may use the terms "profiled," "vigilante," "wannabe cop" and that he "confronted Trayvon Martin." Opening statements begin Monday, but the court still has to rule on some key testimony: Which, if any, audio experts will be allowed to testify about who is heard calling for help on a 911 tape.
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Taliban May Free U.S. POW In Exchange For Senior Operatives

Melissa Block speaks with Jessica Robinson, reporter with the Northwest News Network, about the latest involving U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan and has been held for nearly four years now.
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Va. Gubernatorial Race Could Preview Congressional Midterms

Republicans and Democrats are looking at this year's race for governor in Virginia as a possible harbinger of the 2014 election. The contest pits Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli against Democratic Party fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. Both candidates are strongly supported by their respective bases, but sport strong negatives among moderate voters. The outcome could come down to turnout.

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