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Jesus Started A Chain Letter — And Other Hoaxes

After Jesus died, he supposedly wrote a letter to Earth. A copy of that letter is now on display, along with other historic fakes and forgeries including a famous — and bogus — anti-Semitic tract.
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Foreign Dollars Fuel A New Condo Boom In Miami

After the bust of the Great Recession, construction cranes once again tower over Miami. The transformation masks a difficult reality: This flashy city also remains one of the nation's poorest.
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Few Arrests In Ferguson Amid Largely Peaceful Protests

People protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown thwarted shoppers and blocked traffic near the police headquarters.
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For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

Iran is now receiving about $700 million a month in sanctions relief while talks on its nuclear program carry on. That's raising eyebrows among one group of Americans with a traumatic history in Iran.
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Red Tape Ties Up Purchases Of D.C. Affordable Housing

Nearly 1 in 5 Washington, D.C., residents live at or below the poverty line, but affordable-housing developers are having trouble selling units.
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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.
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Medal For Discovery Of DNA's Double Helix Up For Bidding

Dr. James Watson is auctioning off the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA. Christie's auction house set the reserve price at $2.5 million.
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School District Pays For Health Care But Can't Get Itemized Bill

Large employers like the Miami-Dade school district pay for employees' health insurance, but are often forbidden from knowing how much providers charge and insurers pay for care.
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Columnist: Obama Has Failed Places Like Ferguson

On Monday, the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Mo., chose not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Steven Thrasher about the political outcomes.
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Despite Cold Weather And Protesters, Shoppers Seek Black Friday Sales

Shoppers flocked to the malls on Thanksgiving, but the rush didn't impede Black Friday sales. Protesters are also trying to put a mark on this day, but their actions haven't taken a bite out of sales.

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