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Future Of Cash-Strapped Historic Black Colleges

Many of the nation's historically black colleges and universities are facing financial problems, and some have had to shut down altogether. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the issue with Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough and Professor Marybeth Gasman of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
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VIDEO: Cop, Clown Have Street Corner Tussle

No joke: A guy dressed in a clown suit kept running in and out of traffic in Milwaukee. He resisted a police officer's attempt to make him stop. That's when a fistfight/wrestling match began. And it was all recorded by a guy with a camera phone. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
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Former Sen. Warren Rudman Dies

A Republican who sometimes worked across party lines, he was known for an effort to narrow budget deficits and for a pre-2001 commission report that warned America would "become increasingly vulnerable to hostile attack."

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Customers Help Robbed Coffee Kiosk Recover

In Portland, Ore., cars overflowed the parking lot as customers helped Black Rock Coffee Bar bounce back from two robberies in just two weeks. Many gave cash donations.
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Drought Hurts U.S. Grain Exporters, Market Share

In the coming year, the USDA predicts that American corn exports will be at a 40-year low. That's because the U.S. drought has led to a corn shortage and high domestic corn prices. To adapt, grain exporters have had to change their business models.
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Some Sandy-Damaged Homes Must Be Demolished

In New York, the city is expected to begin demolishing some of the houses damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Inspectors have fanned out across the affected boroughs to determine which houses are safe to return to and which aren't. Some of the most-damaged neighborhoods are on the east side of Staten Island — next to New York Bay.

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