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GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

One of the president's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.
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Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here's What It Really Is

Baltimore is usually a friendly city, where strangers are often addressed as "hon." It's also where stores were looted and cars burned following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray.
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High Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Gay-Marriage Ban

On Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sparred, skewered and probed the legal arguments on gay marriage. But at the end of a tumultuous day, there still was no certainty about the outcome.
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Police Departments Plagued By Recruiting Challenges

Renee Montagne talks to Darrel Stephens, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association about hiring practices, and what's being done to prepare new officers for the streets.
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Troubled Chicago Neighborhood Wary Of Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel objects to director Spike Lee's decision to set a new film in the beleaguered Chicago neighborhood of Englewood. The movie, Chiraq, focuses on black-on-black violence.
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Police In Baltimore Clear Defiant Crowds

A curfew went into effect Tuesday night in Baltimore in hopes of controlling violent outbursts. Riots Monday left at least 20 officers injured and several buildings damaged.
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After Botched Executions, Supreme Court Weighs Lethal Drug Cocktail

Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.
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Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

Following a South Korean trade pact in 2012, the U.S. deficit with that country widened by 80 percent. But some argue that if the U.S. doesn't create trade rules, there won't be any.
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Earthquake Jolts Seattle's Nepalese-American Community Into Action

The city boasts one of the largest Nepalese communities. In the aftermath of the disaster, they've organized prayer vigils, collected money for relief efforts and sent medical personnel to the region.
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Libraries Make Space For 3-D Printers; Rules Are Sure To Follow

They're the latest addition to so-called "maker spaces" showing up in a number of libraries. But as libraries work to redefine their purpose in the digital age, it also raises questions about misuse.

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