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Mayer Shines At Yahoo After Spotlight Dimmed At Google

Yahoo has redesign some of its major sites — the latest step in CEO Marissa Mayer's dramatic turnaround of the Internet company. Before Mayer interviewed for the job at Yahoo, her career at Google appeared to have stalled. Renee Montagne discusses this with Nicholas Carlson, who wrote a profile of Mayer for the news website Business Insider.
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50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fighting

On Aug. 28, 1963, John Lewis was the youngest speaker to address the estimated quarter-million people at the March on Washington. Now a congressman from Georgia, Lewis is still speaking out, declaring: "I'm not prepared to sit down and give up." He's scheduled to speak again Wednesday on the National Mall.
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USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse

Three years ago, USA Swimming was rocked by revelations of sexual abuse by coaches. Critics say it's still not doing enough to help victims of abuse. A recent move by the organization is seen as a response to criticism of its approach.
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Outage Summer: What To Know About The Syrian Electronic Army

The New York Times website reportedly was under attack by hackers on Tuesday. Here's a primer on the Syrian Electronic Army, the activist hacker group that's responsible for taking down or taking control of the sites of major news organizations.
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Fighting Rim Fire A Balancing Act As It Grows On Two Sides

The massive Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park has now scorched early 180,000 acres and has reached Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies the San Francisco area with much of its drinking water.
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Middle East, Civil Rights Intersect At White House

President Obama reached the White House largely on his opposition to U.S. intervention in the Middle East and his gift for both using and transcending his race. This week, the pressure to intervene in Syria has become overwhelming, just as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington — the iconic climax of the civil rights movement.
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Vt. Nuclear Plant Shutdown A Sign Of Changing Energy Market

The owner of Vermont's only nuclear plant says it will shut down the facility next year. Entergy had just won a lengthy battle with the state over whether the plant could keep operating. Now the company says market forces and other issues mean the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant isn't profitable.
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Schools Cancelled As Heat Wave Sweeps Through Midwest

It's hot in parts of the Midwest this week and student and teachers just back to school are suffering.
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March On Washington Had Lasting Impact On 3 Detroiters

Fifty years ago on Wednesday, 250,000 people crowded onto the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. They came from all across the country for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and to see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Three of those people from the Detroit area share the lasting impact the event had on their subsequent lives.
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Labor Movement Was Critical Ally To Civil Rights Movement

Robert Siegel talks to Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, about the history of labor unions and the civil rights movement and how that relationship compares to today.

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