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An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit

The estate of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University are fighting over commercial use of their shared name. Although the actor was always known as Duke, nicknames don't have much standing in court.
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Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims

The men quoted in the story by reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtuza Hussain say they were targeted because they were Muslims. But it is unclear why they were targeted.
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On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.
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Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.
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Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.
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Man Tied To Nazis Dies In Michigan At Age 93

John Kalymon, who became a U.S. citizen in 1955, was under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II. But he had denied he had ever shot at Jews.
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Brooklyn DA Shifts Weight Away From Low-Level Marijuana Cases

Kenneth Thompson, the district attorney of Brooklyn, has announced that his office will not prosecute most low-level marijuana cases because, he says, "we are pouring money into an endeavor that produces no public safety benefit." Melissa Block talks to Thompson for more.
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Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption crimes. The counts on which he was convicted cover a span that includes much of his two terms in office.
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What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

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