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Eternal Flame At Arlington National Cemetery Undergoes Repairs

The eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in the Arlington National Cemetery is undergoing repairs for the month of May.

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Markey, Gomez Vie For John Kerry's Senate Seat

Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, who has been in office for 36 years, will face off against novice Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.
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Automatic-Enrollment IRAs Get A Test Run In California

Studies show that when participation in a retirement plan is automatic, more people save. President Obama has proposed automatic IRAs for some employees, a version of which was adopted in California. But business groups argue that requiring employers to implement them is not the right way to go.
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Mother And Daughter Injured In Boston Bombing Face New Future

As victims of the Boston Marathon bombings leave the hospital or prepare to, their stories are beginning to pour out. Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, both suffered grievous leg injuries. Their accounts give a fuller toll of the attack and the challenges that lie ahead.
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For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down

Dr. Gregory McGriff, a black doctor in a largely white community, says gaining his patients' trust requires him to spend more time and "communicate a little bit more" than his white colleagues. He says that disparity, while seeming unfair, has helped to make him a better doctor.
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Get Off My Lawn! And Other Grumblings About Sports Today

Frank Deford's friend "the Sports Curmudgeon" reflects on some of the things that bother him about the sports world.

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