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Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

He is perhaps best known for the films Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. The Oscar-nominated director died Thursday in New York.
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Mayor: 3 Ferguson Employees Linked To Racist Emails No Longer With Department

Mayor James Knowles also told The Associated Press that city leaders would meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks to provide ways to improve the Ferguson, Mo., police department.
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Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.
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Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.
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The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.
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Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Life In 19th And 20th Century Iran

The Smithsonian is giving Iranian-Americans a chance to look back on a world many had to leave years ago.
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The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.
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Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.
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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

The Labor Department's latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.
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Families Stage 'Sled-In' Protests On Capitol Hill

Rules dating back decades outlaw sledding on Capitol Hill. Protesters brought signs that read: Sled Free or Die. It did not appear that anyone who took a run down the hill on a sled was arrested.

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