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An Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past

When he killed a fellow inmate in prison, Carlos Rocha "looked at it like he was a criminal, just like me." But when his own brother was killed in jail, Rocha gained a new perspective on his crime.
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U.S. Men's Soccer Team Tries To Jell Before World Cup

In one month, the U.S. Men's national soccer team plays Ghana, in the first of three tough opening round games at the World Cup in Brazil. A pre-World Cup camp opened this week at Stanford University.
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Big Sunday Encourages Baby Steps To Volunteerism

A Hollywood writer was fed up with endless rounds of script revisions so he channeled his frustration into a day of volunteerism. From simple roots, his action grew into a nonprofit called Big Sunday.
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Shinseki Pressed By Senate Panel On VA Hospital Delays

Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is trying to get to the bottom of claims that veterans are waiting months for medical appointments. VA hospitals say everyone is being seen within 14 days.
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Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.
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Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas says he routinely gets complaints of Border Patrol agents' unprofessionalism or abuse. O'Rourke and his colleague say training hasn't kept up with the growth of the agency.
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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.
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Minnesota's Legislature OKs Medical Marijuana

The state is poised to become the 22nd to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
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A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.
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Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.

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