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New Solitary Confinement Plan At Rikers: Humane Or Putting Officers At Risk?

After years of pressure, New York is changing its policy on solitary confinement. Activists say it's a historic step forward. Officers say it will bring more bloodshed.
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Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now

The dollar's value keeps climbing. That's a sign of a healthy economy, especially compared with some of America's biggest trading partners — but it also has the potential to slow U.S. economic growth.
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Ohio Man Is Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Attack On U.S. Capitol

The FBI says Christopher Lee Cornell of Cincinnati bought weapons to carry out an attack. Agents also say he used Twitter to express support for the violent extremist group Islamic State.
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Homeland Security Secretary Defends Executive Actions On Immigration

Audie Cornish talks to Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
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From The Mouths Of Apes, Babble Hints At Origins of Human Speech

You say banana; this orangutan says ... well, it's hard to tell what she's saying. But the rhythmic, speechlike sounds of the zoo-dwelling ape have started scientists talking.
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Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.
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In Wake Of Lapses, Top Secret Service Officials Are Told To Leave

The Washington Post is reporting the departures would gut much of the agency's upper management following security lapses that led to harsh criticism of the presidential protection service.
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House Votes To Block Obama's Immigration Actions

The House moved to turn back President Obama's immigration actions. The White House is pushing back. Now what?
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Another Shooting Puts Albuquerque Police Back In The Spotlight

On Tuesday night, officers shot and killed a suspect who they say fired at them.
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Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar systems elsewhere, but community-owned networks face challenges from commercial Internet providers.

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