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The Modern American Man, Charted

By some measures, not much has changed for the American male in the past few decades — girls still do better in school and men still make more money. In other areas, the differences are profound.
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Hey, Miss Idaho, Is That An Insulin Pump On Your Bikini?

Sierra Sandison couldn't imagine how she would hide an insulin pump during beauty pageants. So she decided to show it off for the Miss Idaho pageant. She won. Type 1 diabetics say they won, too.
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Strike Averted On Nation's Largest Commuter Rail Line

Unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers had threatened to go out on strike Sunday, potentially stranding hundreds of thousands of commuters. But a deal was reached Thursday.
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Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Firefighters have yet to contain the blaze in the central part of the state. The Chiwaukum Creek Fire is burning through heavy timber and sent a plume of smoke 25,000 feet into the air.
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CEO Of Ignition Switch Maker Says No Responsibility For GM Deaths

Rodney O'Neal, CEO of Delphi Automotive, says the ignition switch was redesigned according to GM specifications. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged, "It's our responsibility."
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In Climb Up The Economic Ladder, African-Americans Getting Left Behind

A 25-year-long Baltimore study finds that low-income whites were more able to move up than low-income African-Americans. Researcher Karl Alexander and writer D. Watkins explain.
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TMM Producer Relishes 'Fresh Attitude, Young Body'

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer and director Andrew Limbong shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.
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Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants

Researchers who looked at two years of records from the Manhattan district attorney's office found that race was a significant factor in determining how prosecutors resolved cases.
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California Bank Robbery Ends In Violent And Deadly Car Chase

"The suspects had massive amounts of ammunition either taped to or strapped to their bodies," says the police chief of Stockton, Calif. Two suspects and one hostage died.

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