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One Of The Chapel Hill Victims Was Raising Funds To Help Syrian Refugees

Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.
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Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

"Systemic exertion intolerance disease" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, it says, is real.
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Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

Little League International said the team violated residency rules. The U.S. championship has been awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas.
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Tiptoeing Along A Balance Beam: Writing And Illustrating A Children's Book

Gabrielle Emanuel, a first-time author, sets out to write a culturally appropriate book for children in Mali — and learns a lot about how words and pictures go together to tell a story.
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Police Say Killing Of 3 Muslims In N.C. Followed A Parking Dispute

Craig Stephen Hicks, who turned himself in, was charged with first-degree murder. The police chief said the department would investigate whether the crime was "hate-motivated."
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White House Asks Congress For War Powers To Fight ISIS

The new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF as it's known, bans the use of U.S. forces "in enduring offensive ground combat operations."
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White House Reaches Out To Uninsured Americans, Jarrett Says

The deadline to sign up for health coverage for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act is Sunday. Renee Montagne talks to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett about the looming deadline.
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The 50 Most Effective Ways To Transform The Developing World

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed the tools with the greatest impact, from affordable tablets for schoolkids to an electrical grid in a box.
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Sen. Kaine Pushes For Vote On Military Strikes Against ISIS

As the White House decides to seek congressional approval to conduct the war against militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Renee Montagne talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
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Aid Worker Held By ISIS Put Beliefs Into Action, Friends Say

Kayla Mueller, 26, has been confirmed dead by her parents and the White House. She had been held by Islamic State militants since 2013. Friends gathered in Prescott, Ariz., to remember her.

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