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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the owner of the Atlanta Hawks' controversial efforts to market the team to white audiences.
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Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics

Captain Underpants has once again topped the list of most-challenged books. Author Dav Pilkey says his tighty-whities-clad hero teaches kids a healthy lesson about questioning authority.
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Authorities Search For Ambush Suspect In Pocono Mountains

Hundreds of police are combing the woods for the suspect in this moth's ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, unsettling residents of the village of Canadensis in the Pocono Mountains.
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Why Some Federal Agencies Panic This Time Of Year

Analysis finds that federal agencies green-light projects in late September to fund them before the fiscal year expires. And quality suffers, compared with projects approved at other times of year.
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Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.
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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky's state exchange used a broker.
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Khorasan Group Composed Of Al-Qaida Veterans

One of the targets in overnight airstrikes in Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan group.
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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.
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California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.
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At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

Some describe World Routes as speed dating for the aviation industry, as airports try to court airlines and convince them to offer international flights in and out of their destinations.

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