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Report: Army Examines Claims Of Racial Slurs At Alaska Base

Army Times is reporting that members of a platoon at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, used racial slurs against one another during what they called "Racial Thursdays."
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Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.
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Obama To Iranians: 'Best Opportunity In Decades' For A Different Future

The president's message was to mark the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.
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Remains Of Sept. 11 Victim Identified

New York City medical examiners used DNA testing to identify Matthew David Yarnell of New Jersey, a 26-year-old vice president of technology of the Fiduciary Trust Co.
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Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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Obama To Prince Charles: We'll Never Be Royals

President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.
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Analysis Reveals Record Number Of FOIA Requests Filed Last Year

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ted Bridis, investigative editor at the Associated Press, about the increasing amount of U.S. requests for government information under the Freedom of Information Act.
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U.S. Army, International Soldiers Conduct Arctic Training In Alaska

This winter, the U.S. Army gathered elite international soldiers at its Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska. The U.S. military is restructuring its forces around the world and that includes getting troops battle-ready far to the North.
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Native Americans Face Legal Challenges In Domestic Violence Cases

Starting this month across the country, Native American tribes are now allowed to prosecute crimes against women in their own courts, even if the perpetrator is not Native American. Three tribes have been piloting ways to honor both the tribal and federal legal systems.
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Among NCAA Contenders, Belmont University Outsmarts Them All

A private university in Nashville, Tenn., may have one of the smartest teams in this year's NCAA tournament. Off the court, they lead the NCAA in academic rankings.

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