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Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

The boom has brought unexpected prosperity — and many new problems — to Cotulla. It's in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale area, which has quickly become the nation's No. 2 oil-producing region.
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GM To Take $1.3 Billion Charge Linked To Recall

The announcement comes on the same day that the automaker said it was suspending two engineers linked to the ignition switch defect that triggered the recall.
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Even A Very Weak Signal From The Brain Might Help Paraplegics

By electrically stimulating the lower spine in men with paraplegia, researchers were able to get them to initiate movement. The big challenge is how to achieve coordinated motor control.
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Justice: Albuquerque Police Show 'Pattern Of Excessive Force'

After a nearly 18-month investigation, the Justice Department has concluded that the city's police department uses deadly force more often than is necessary, in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
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Sex, Style And Success In 'An African City'

If you miss the HBO hit show Sex and the City, there's the new web series, An African City. We get an inside look at its take on friendship and fashion with young women looking for love in Ghana.
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Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands?

An Indian-American reporter recalls the deep shame he felt as a kid eating Indian food with his hands. But his daughter reminds him of the true joy of hand-eating, and he decides to try it in public.
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National Hispanic University Shutting Its Doors

The National Hispanic University in California will shut down in the summer of 2015. Tell Me More learns about the history of the university, and what led its current crisis.
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Does 'Cesar Chavez' Ignore Filipino Workers?

The film Cesar Chavez focuses on the Mexican-American activist who helped organize farm workers. But some say the movie ignores the Filipino laborers in that movement. Filmmaker Marisa Aroy explains.
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Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.
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'Will I Survive, Or Will I Die?' Stabbing Survivor Wondered

Brett Hurt was one of the first students stabbed Wednesday at a high school near Pittsburgh. He credits a friend for saving his life and hopes his attacker will "forgive himself."

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