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Maine, Tribes Seek 'Truth And Reconciliation'

In Maine, an unusual and historic process is under way to document child welfare practices that once resulted in Indian children being forcibly removed from their homes. Many of the native children were placed with white foster parents. Chiefs from all five of Maine's tribes, along with Gov. Paul LePage, have created a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal the wounds.
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Self-Tracking Apps To Help You 'Quantify' Yourself

Technology is making it easier than ever to track everything from your sleep cycles to the food you eat — and even your amino acid levels.
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Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill

A bill now on the governor's desk would bar Mississippi counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids' meals.
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3-D Printing, Cat Videos The Hot Topic At SXSW Interactive Conference

This week is the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. It's where the big thinkers of the tech industry get together; this year's hot topics include 3-D printing and cat videos.
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Harvard Searched Resident Dean's Email Accounts After Cheating Scandal Leak

Harvard faculty and staff are in an uproar after they found out university administrators searched the emails of resident deans to try to find the source of a leak to the news media about widespread cheating on campus. The university is defending its move, saying it was in the interest of students. But many on campus disagree, saying it's a college, not a corporation, and that email searches limit academic freedoms and hurt university culture.
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Former Detroit Mayor Convicted Of Corruption, Racketeering

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was convicted on a variety of corruption charges in federal court in Detroit on Monday. He was convicted on 24 of 30 charges and faces a maximum 20 years in prison.
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Blocking SXSW Tweets Can Help Mute The Noise From Austin

Kara Swisher points out that there are ways to mute tweets about the South by Southwest festival in Austin if you are not interested in wading through them.

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