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At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation

An Illinois high school banned Alva Earley from graduating in 1959 after he attended a picnic in a park off-limits to blacks. This weekend, the school district corrected that injustice.
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A New Golden Age For 'Silver Bullets'? Airstreams Make A Comeback

The iconic aluminum trailers bring back nostalgic memories. But the company is still manufacturing new trailers — and enjoying a recent surge in sales, fueled by demand for the sleek, retro style.
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Recovery Coach Helps An Addict Resist Heroin's Lure

A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.
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Private Prisons House More Latinos Than Do Public Ones, Study Finds

An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.
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St. Louis Police: Black Teen Shot In Altercation With Officers

An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.
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Where Can Drones Fly? Legal Limits Are Up In the Air

Buying a drone is easy, but few federal regulations are designed to cover civilians operating drones. And some rules, like the FAA prohibition on flying drones in urban areas, are often ignored.
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Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future

The U.S. Air Force just released a strategy for the future, involving hypersonics and unmanned systems. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the plan with Air Force Maj. Gen. David Allvin.
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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.
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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.
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As U.S. Strikes Targets In Iraq, A Sense Of Deja Vu

On Thursday, President Obama became the fourth U.S. president in a row to initiate military strikes in Iraq. NPR's Arun Rath reflects on 23 years of on and off airstrikes in the country.

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