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Long Process Begins To Win Non-Violent Drug Offenders Pardons

It's all part of an effort to clear overcrowded prisons of non-violent drug offenders who would have received shorter sentences if they had been convicted today.
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NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.
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Buick Regal Competes With German Luxury Cars

GM is trying to breathe new life into its Buick brand. Consumer Reports says the 2015 Buick Regal is competitive with many of its rivals. GM designed the car to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
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Summer Food Program Tries To Reach At-Risk Kids

For millions of kids, being out of school means missing out on a free or reduced-price meal. Summer food programs try to meet the need but for every child they reach, seven more kids miss out.
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Political Adversaries Work To Reduce Alabama's Prison Population

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican State Sen. Cam Ward and Southern Poverty Law Center attorney Maria Morris about efforts to work across political lines to reduce the state prison population.
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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?
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Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From 4 States

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.
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Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.
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Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.

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