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Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.
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Seattle Public Transportation Has Gone to The Dogs — Well, One Dog

For once, a positive commuting story: When one Seattle-area dog wants to get on the bus, often she doesn't wait for her owner. She'll just hop on without him and meet up several stops later.
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Why Our Feelings Toward Some African-Americans Change On MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day honors a great African-American leader — so you might think it's a day many Americans would also honor prominent African-Americans in our lives today. But you'd be wrong.
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Russian Media Condemn Paris Attacks — But Question Who Was Behind Them

A tabloid and a TV channel have given play to theories asking if Americans plotted the attacks. Also, some religious figures have said Charlie Hebdo staff brought the violence on themselves.
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Homeland Security Budget Caught Up In Immigration Politics

The House is set to pass a $40 billion spending bill that pays for the Department of Homeland Security to the end of the budget year — but also invalidates President Obama's executive actions on deportations.
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Miami Rejects Hosting Cuban Consulate, But Tampa Wants It

In anticipation of talks to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, Miami officials say they don't want a Cuban Consulate. In Tampa, though, officials say they'd welcome it.
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Tough Attorney General Pick Loretta Lynch Vies For Senate Confirmation

Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the right to vote. She could become the first black woman, and the first mom, to lead the Justice Department.
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Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.
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Without Help, Navigating Benefits Can Be Overwhelming For Veterans

Veterans service officers often help veterans successfully navigate the complicated benefits process. For instance, not all vets in Indiana know about VSOs or have access to them.
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Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.

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