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'Pineapple Express' Pounds West Coast, Causing Floods, Power Outages

The region is expected to get rain through Friday. Meteorologists say this is the biggest storm the region has experienced since 2009. Twitter users dubbed it #hellastorm.
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Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

Deportations have jumped in recent years. And increasingly, those cases — like that of Maria Isabel de la Paz — are being handled by federal agents at the border, not by immigration courts.
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House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Passing the spending package took intense lobbying from the president to get 60 Democrats on board, and persistence by soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner to fend off the most Republican representatives.
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Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.
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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.
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Former Officer: Policing Takes Patience, But Black Suspects Get Little

Eric Adams, now the Brooklyn Borough president, was beaten by cops as a teenager. He kept that a secret and became an officer himself, to try to change the police force from inside.
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When Americans Head To Syria, How Much Of A Threat Do They Pose?

In recent cases, teenage Americans were caught en route to Syria. They seem to be more naive than actual threats. U.S. law enforcement is trying to decide how to deal with them.
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Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

Geneticists have revised the evolutionary tree of birds, revealing some unlikely relationships.
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Officer Buys Eggs For Woman Caught Shoplifting To Feed Family

The act of kindness in Tarrant, Ala., was caught on video. The story garnered so much attention that donations of money, food and clothes poured in from around the world.
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Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

The idea, according to a scientist at New Hampshire University, is to teach each player "rugby awareness," so he'll be more likely to keep his head out of harm's way. Helmets off, eyes up.

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