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In Nation's First Black Public High School, A Blueprint For Reform

Journalist Alison Stewart chronicles the history of Dunbar High School in her new book, First Class. She says the Washington, D.C., school — which has graduated Army generals, Cabinet members and musicians — can serve as a model for urban schools today.
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Panel Urges Lung Cancer Screening For Millions Of Americans

Most people get diagnosed with lung cancer when it's too late to effectively treat it. A federal panel is trying to improve the odds by saying that longtime smokers and former smokers should get annual CT scans to check for lung cancer.
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Police Arrest Woman Suspected Of Vandalizing Washington Icon

The woman allegedly splattered green paint on the organ at the National Cathedral. Paint was similarly splattered at the Lincoln Memorial last week.
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Obama And Clinton Meet For 'Friendship' Lunch

President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Monday for a private lunch that immediately sparked speculation about what it means for the 2016 presidential race.
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Statue Brings Friction Over WWII Comfort Women To California

A sculpture memorializing the East Asian women forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II is causing a stir in Glendale, Calif. An identical statue in Seoul has become a focal point of tension among former "comfort women" and some Japanese who say the women's stories are untrue.
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Legal Battles Over Land Rights, Pipelines Are On The Rise

The industry estimates that the U.S. will need to add 2,000 miles of pipeline per year, and that's just natural gas. Oil will need its own infrastructure. That means there will be a lot of pipeline going through a lot of private land — along with sometimes long, drawn-out legal fights with landowners.
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What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las Vegas

Each summer, thousands of security researchers, hacktivists, black hats, white hats and feds descend on Las Vegas for Black Hat and Def Con. A look at the stories and trends we're keeping an eye on.
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Canvassers For Health Coverage Find Few Takers In Boca Raton

Most Americans aren't aware that they may be able to buy health insurance under the new marketplaces. So an outreach effort lead by veterans of the Obama administration and campaigns is going door to door to get the word out.
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Military Judge Will Likely Announce Manning Verdict Tuesday

Bradley Manning is accused of perpetrating the biggest leak of classified information in the history of the United States. Manning has been in military custody since May 2010.
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Boys With Autism Or ADHD More Prone To Overuse Video Games

Boys with autism spectrum disorders or ADHD put in twice as much time each day playing video games as do typically developing boys. But researchers say they don't know if the games contribute to behavior issues or if the children's difficulties make video games more alluring.

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