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The Great U.S. History Battle

The College Board redesigned the framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. history course, and many conservative lawmakers aren't happy about it.
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The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America

Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition?
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Commuter Train Derails After Hitting Vehicle In Southern California

Several Metrolink train cars were thrown onto their sides after a powerful collision near Oxnard, California. More than 50 people were on board.
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19 Stuck Manatees Rescued From Florida Storm Drain

The manatees swam into the warm waters of the drainpipe after a recent cold snap, but were unable to turn around to get out.
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VA Secretary Apologizes For Making Special Forces Claim

The story drew attention late Monday, weeks after McDonald, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, said he had served in the U.S. Special Forces during a conversation with a homeless man.
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When The Goal Of An Email Is To Stir A Sense Of Dread

Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford have never met but they have crossed paths, and they've been sending fake work emails to see who most horrifies the other. They published them on the website Medium.
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Marijuana Is Now Legal In Alaska, The 3rd U.S. State With Legal Pot

The new law means people over age 21 can consume small amounts of pot — if they can find it. It's still illegal to sell marijuana in Alaska.
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At Supreme Court, Fashion Collides With Religion In Headscarf Case

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then discarded because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
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Why Finding A Jury For Death Penalty Cases Is Complicated

Jury selection continues in the trials of the Boston marathon bombing and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. The prosecutors in both are seeking the death penalty. The process could take months.
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NFL Rivals May Team Up To Share Stadium

The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders have proposed a new stadium that they would share in Los Angeles, beginning as soon as fall 2016.

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