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After More Than 20 Years, Push To Change 'Redskins' Name Continues

A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
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Fried Chicken And Sweet Tea: Recipe For A Stroke

Why do people in the South face a higher stroke risk? Classic fried and sweet Southern fare may have a lot to do with it, according to research that sliced and diced regional eating habits.
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Manhunt Underway For Former LAPD Cop Accused Of Killing Three Officers

Robert Siegel talks with Kirk Siegler about Thursday's manhunt for a former Los Angeles Police Department officer. The former officer allegedly shot three current cops overnight, and has been named the suspect in a double murder over the weekend. The wanted man has left a long online manifesto.
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Pakistan Says U.S. Drone Strikes Violate Its Sovereignty

There was another U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday. At least three people were killed when missiles struck a compound in North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan. The strike comes as Washington debates the use of drones and not long after Ambassador Sherry Rehman said the use of drones was a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and international law. Throughout Pakistan, popular reaction to the drone strikes continues to be vociferously negative. Robert Siegel talks to Jackie Northam.
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Republicans Criticize Pentagon's Response To Attack On U.S. Consulate In Benghazi

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified before a Senate committee Thursday about the September attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Panetta was questioned about whether the U.S. response was fast enough and about why the U.S. military had not been better prepared for the possibility of an attack.
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Obama Tries To Rally House Democrats At Annual Retreat

President Obama addressed the House Democrats' retreat in Leesburg, Va., on Thursday to rally his troops ahead of a number of contentious issues. Audie Cornish talks to Tamara Keith.
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Conn. Congressman Petitions Spielberg To Change State's Voting Record In 'Lincoln'

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln didn't sit quite right with Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, namely the part of the film that depicts two of his predecessors from Connecticut voting against the constitutional amendment to end slavery. Courtney left the theater, checked the facts and discovered that the movie was in fact wrong: All four Connecticut representatives at the time voted for the amendment. Courtney tells Audie Cornish that he is now asking Spielberg to correct the error before the film goes to DVD.
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Catholic Bishops Reject Obama's Birth Control Coverage Compromise

U.S. Catholic bishops responded on Thursday to a compromise offered by the Obama administration on insurance coverage for birth control. The policy was announced Monday and many saw it as a middle ground that the bishops would accept. But they say they've considered it and are not very satisfied.
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Government Investigators Question Safety Of Boeing 787's Battery

The National Transportation Safety Board says the battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner was caused by multiple short circuits in a single cell, but it still doesn't know what caused the problem. The NTSB also says the process the FAA used to approve the plane needs to be reviewed.
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Oakland Officials Confounded By Surge In Violent Crime

Oakland, Calif., is among the U.S. cities that's seen an increase in violence over the last year. The uptick in crime comes as the police department is also under pressure from a federal court to reform its ways.

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