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Shooters Open Fire On New Orleans Mother's Day Parade

At least 19 people were shot and wounded during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday. Even in a city accustomed to violence, the shootings are taking a toll.
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After Leaving Senate, Snowe Is Still 'Fighting For Common Ground'

In a new book, former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe explores how to fix the gridlock in Congress. Earlier this year, the Republican from Maine left the Senate out of frustration with the partisan stalemate. "It has to change, for the country," she says. "People deserve ... better representation."
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Checking More Than One Box: A Growing Multiracial Nation

The last Census showed 9 million people, about 3 percent of the population, reporting more than one race. That's an increase of one-third from the decade before — and that number is only going up.
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For Year-Round Buzz, Beekeepers 'Fast-Forward Darwinism'

Honeybees are in trouble across the U.S., but one association in Massachusetts is hoping to boost the population in its own area. The bees it currently uses have a hard time surviving the winter and battling other foes that have been killing bees nationwide. So beekeepers in Plympton decided to breed their own.
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Free On Mother's Day, Former Captives Ask For Time, Privacy

The three women who were rescued from years of captivity in a house in Cleveland released a statement on this Mother's Day to let their supporters know that they're glad to be home. They also asked for privacy and time to reconnect with their families.

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