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Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died. He was 84. Tarkanian was known as an innovator who challenged convention — both on an off the court.
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House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override a presidential veto. It's unlikely to be the last standoff between the GOP and the president on energy issues.
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NYPD Officer Indicted By Grand Jury For Unarmed Man's Death

Officer Peter Liang faces multiple counts, including manslaughter, for shooting Akai Gurley, an unarmed 28-year-old black man, during a routine patrol in November.
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Forget Beads: Cajun Mardi Gras Means A Grand, Drunken Chicken Chase

Courir de Mardi Gras is an old tradition in rural Louisiana. From early morning on, costumed revelers go house to house, drinking, singing and collecting ingredients for a big ole pot of gumbo.
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Chicago Little League Team Stripped Of U.S. Championship

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team — that was lauded for their play and sportsmanship, even honored at the White House — has been stripped of their U.S. championship title. On Wednesday, league officials said adult mangers of the team cheated by skirting fair play rules that require all players to live inside the same geographical boundaries.
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President Obama Asks Congress For Approval Of Military Force Against ISIS

Operation Inherent Resolve began over the summer. Now President Obama is officially asking Congress to give its blessing to the war on the self-described Islamic State. On Wednesday the White House sent language up to Capitol Hill for an authorization for the use of military force.
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Shooting Deaths Of N.C. Muslim Students Sparks Social Media Outrage

Three Muslim students in North Carolina were shot to death on Tuesday by a neighbor over what police are describing as a parking dispute. The murders have sparked social media outrage in Muslim communities around the world.
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Gitmo Translator's Past At CIA Throws Wrench In Sept. 11 Trial

Government prosecutors confirmed in a Guantanamo Bay war court today that an interpreter for one of five alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. 11 attacks had earlier worked for the CIA. But they insisted no federal agency had tried to place the interpreter on the defense team to gather intelligence. Defense lawyers cried foul and asked that all further proceedings be suspended until the issue is resolved.
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'American Sniper' Trial Opens In Texas

Wade Gooydwn has a wrap-up of Wednesday's opening arguments in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine accused of killing Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Kyle is the subject of the film American Sniper.
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Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces

What exactly is happening to nurses' backs when they move and lift patients? NPR's Daniel Zwerdling teamed with scientists for a high-tech look inside his own back as he tried the same maneuvers.

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