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University Of Texas Students Cancel 'Catch An Illegal Immigrant Game'

The university said the game was "completely out of line." The Young Conservatives of Texas called off the game, citing the condemnation.
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NSA Releases Some Files On Electronic Surveillance

Leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have put pressure on the intelligence agency to release more information about its activities. Among the records is a court ruling that the agency repeatedly exceeded its authority.
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LISTEN: For Its 150th, A Reading Of The Gettysburg Address

Though President Lincoln said "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here," his words have lived on. Read them again and listen to historian Eric Foner and NPR staff deliver one of the nation's greatest speeches.
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Word Of The Year: Selfie

The Oxford Dictionary says the smartphone self-portrait perfectly captures 2013.
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Brooklyn Writer Live-Tweets Couple's Breakup

Brooklyn writer Kyle Ayers says he was on his apartment rooftop when he witnessed a breakup. So he decided to tweet what the man and woman were saying.
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Study: Commuting Adversely Affects Political Engagement

Researchers think an increase in commuting may be partly to blame for widespread political disengagement among many Americans. As stressed-out commuters disengage, they leave the political arena to the most partisan voters.
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How Court's Bus Ruling Sealed Differences In Detroit Schools

It's been 40 years since the Supreme Court accepted what became a landmark case about school desegregation. The case was controversial because it involved busing students between a largely African-American city — Detroit — and its white suburban areas.
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Midwest Tornadoes Send Residents Scrambling

The cleanup continues across the Midwest, where dozens of tornadoes struck on Sunday. The Illinois town of Washington appears to have been hardest hit. The mayor says as many as 500 homes were damaged or destroyed by a tornado that cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from one side of the town to the other.
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Bitcoin Hits Record High After Senate Panel Told It's Legal

The cyber-currency was at the center of a Senate panel hearing Monday. Senators are looking into the way Bitcoin was used by the illegal drug marketplace that called itself Silk Road. But even with the scrutiny, Bitcoin investors drove the virtual currency to record highs.
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After Floods, Some Colo. Rivers Aren't Where They Used To Be

The historic Colorado floods actually changed the course of some rivers and creeks. That has left many agricultural irrigation ditches and diversion dams useless. Farmers and irrigation companies now find themselves footing the bill to reroute these waterways before spring planting season.

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