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SeaWorld CEO Steps Down Amid Controversy, Drop In Attendance

SeaWorld has be under fire for years, over its treatment of Orcas. A critical documentary suggested the treatment led to the death of a trainer in 2010.
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Climate Sticking Point: Who Cuts And By How Much?

On the final day of the latest round of climate talks, rich and poor nations meeting in Lima, Peru, have yet to agree on the central issue of emissions targets.
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What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?

Doctors in the U.S. don't have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.
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What Does Everyday Courage Look Like?

Margaret Heffernan talks about the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people who are willing to speak up.
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'Pineapple Express' Pounds West Coast, Causing Floods, Power Outages

The region is expected to get rain through Friday. Meteorologists say this is the biggest storm the region has experienced since 2009. Twitter users dubbed it #hellastorm.
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Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

Deportations have jumped in recent years. And increasingly, those cases — like that of Maria Isabel de la Paz — are being handled by federal agents at the border, not by immigration courts.
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House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Passing the spending package took intense lobbying from the president to get 60 Democrats on board, and persistence by soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner to fend off the most Republican representatives.
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Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.
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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.
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Former Officer: Policing Takes Patience, But Black Suspects Get Little

Eric Adams, now the Brooklyn Borough president, was beaten by cops as a teenager. He kept that a secret and became an officer himself, to try to change the police force from inside.

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