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Officer Buys Eggs For Woman Caught Shoplifting To Feed Family

The act of kindness in Tarrant, Ala., was caught on video. The story garnered so much attention that donations of money, food and clothes poured in from around the world.
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Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

The idea, according to a scientist at New Hampshire University, is to teach each player "rugby awareness," so he'll be more likely to keep his head out of harm's way. Helmets off, eyes up.
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Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."
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Controversial Budget Bill Would Roll Back Dodd-Frank Provision

The House is expected to vote Thursday on a spending bill designed to avert another government shutdown. Among the controversies: a rollback of the Dodd-Frank financial market regulatory overhaul. Banks have lobbied to get rid of a provision requiring them to "push out" derivatives trading.
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Denver Emerges As Model For Countering ISIS Recruiting Tactics

After three high school girls from Denver nearly made it to Syria to join the terrorist group ISIS, the city emerged as a model for how to counter ISIS recruiting tactics.
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Heavy Rains In California Turn Roads Into Rivers

A strong storm brought heavy rains and wind to Northern California on Thursday, flooding roads and cancelling school for some districts.
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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.
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Congress Runs Up Against Deadline To Pass A Budget

A plan to pass a no-drama, year-long measure for most of the federal government started looking shaky Thursday afternoon, when the bill nearly died on a procedural vote in the House.
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CIA Director Disputes Findings Of Senate Interrogation Report

CIA Director John Brennan publicly disputed the findings of a Senate report on interrogation practices. It concluded that interrogation practices used by CIA after Sept. 11 were more abusive than previously thought and did not produce useful intelligence.
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Justice Department Numbers Paint Different Picture Of Sexual Assault

The Department of Justice has released new numbers on the rates of sexual assault for college-age women.

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