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FootGolf Catching On Across The Nation

A golf course in Tacoma, Wash., is the latest to open a course. You need no clubs. You kick a soccer ball down the fairway, onto the green and into a 21-inch hole.
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Richard Gere Plays Homeless Man Convincingly

A French tourist in New York spotted a man digging through trash near Grand Central Station, and offered him some pizza. He accepted. She didn't realize until days later that it was Richard Gere.
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Ringleader Of Human Smuggling Ring Dies, Leaving A Complex Legacy

Cheng Chui Ping died of cancer in prison on Thursday. She made a career of smuggling thousands of Chinese immigrants to the U.S. and worked with a notoriously violent gang to enforce payment.
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Student Activists Fight To Stem Sexual Assaults

A White House task force is issuing new guidelines for colleges, but University of Delaware students have some recommendations of their own.
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Deadly Storms Rip Through Southern States

Over the last two days, deadly tornadoes have left a path of destruction in their wake. One subdivision in Vilonia, Arkansas, was particularly hard hit on Sunday.
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Rep. Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

New York City Congressman Michael Grimm has been indicted on tax, perjury, fraud and other charges. He announced on Monday that he would step down from the powerful House Financial Services Committee.
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NBA To Address Racial Rant Allegedly Made By Clippers Owner

Donald Sterling is said to be on a tape that was released to the media in which he allegedly made racist comments. The NBA is investigating whether it is Sterling on the tape.
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PBS Documentary Examines Ruben Salazar's Life And Death

The death of journalist Ruben Salazar was a catalyst for the nascent Chicano-rights movement. It is still at the center of deeply held belief that he was purposely killed by LA law enforcement.
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Kansas Town Destroyed By Tornado Spreads Blame For Lack Of Growth

After seven years, Greensburg is stuck at half its pre-tornado population, and has few prospects for growth. Some blame trends decimating many farm towns — others point to the new green initiative.
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Fed Meeting To Examine Post-Recession Job Market Strength

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about how Federal Reserve economists consider various measurements of employment in their policymaking. Fed officials meet this week.

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