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GOP Distances Itself From Registration Scandal

Florida election officials are combing through voter registration forms collected by a Republican-hired firm for signs of fraud. Dozens of forms contained irregularities. The firm was picked by the Republican National Committee to conduct registration drives in five battleground states. The party, which has made fighting voter fraud a signature issue, has fired the firm.
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After Dramatic Comeback, Europe Wins Ryder Cup

Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker on Sunday, and Tiger Woods missed from inside four feet to halve his match with Francesco Molinari. The Europeans finished with 14 1/2 points while the Americans had 13 1/2.
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Integrating Ole Miss: A Transformative, Deadly Riot

Fifty years ago Monday, James Meredith became the first black student enrolled in the University of Mississippi. His attendance sparked a violent uprising on campus, requiring President Kennedy to send National Guard and Army troops. The deadly uprising marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.
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High Court Preps For Another Headline-Making Term

Decisions are expected this term on affirmative action in higher education, same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act and a lot of privacy issues. The court opens the term Monday by taking a look at a case brought against Shell Oil by 12 Nigerians granted political asylum in the U.S.
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Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free

Top universities are embracing free online education. Dozens of schools, such as the University of Pennsylvania, are now offering classes to thousands of people across the world. But what will this mean for the future of the classroom, and the brand of the universities involved?
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The Man Who Jump-Started Presidential Debates

Four years before the famous Kennedy-Nixon face-off, a student at the University of Maryland wanted to see whether the nominees in 1956 — Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson — might want to engage with students. His effort failed, but ultimately set in motion the televised debates we know today.
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Being 'Better Off' May Not Be Enough To Win Colo.

Certain sectors of the state's economy are more robust than they were four years ago, but that doesn't mean everyone's happy with the recovery. The state is sharply divided about the role of government in the economy, an issue that will be at the forefront of the upcoming presidential debate there.
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Gaining From A Bad Call: What Should Athletes Do?

When referees make bad calls, the athlete who gets the better deal generally won't make a correction. But the way the public reacts to those athletes can be different in the U.S. than it is abroad. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca.

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