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Report: Widespread Racial Disparities In Public School Punishments

A U.S. Education Department report finds what it calls a pattern of punitive policies and educational neglect that disproportionately hurt black, Latino and Native American students in public schools.
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Former White House Official: Putin Wants 'New Russian Empire'

Former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley tell NPR that the U.S. and EU must stick together on sanctions.
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In Hawaii, Sex With A Prostitute May Be Legal For Undercover Cops

Honolulu's police department wants to keep an exemption from arrest that is not included in a proposed state law. Critics say the police don't need to go all the way to break up prostitution rings.
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Were Hundreds Of Innocent Children Lost?

A Miami Herald report suggests that almost 500 Florida children died of abuse and neglect, after authorities failed to protect them. Writer Audra Burch talks about the findings.
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Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died on Wednesday. He's best remembered for his anti-gay views, and for leading protests at funerals. But he once was viewed as a fighter for civil rights.
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Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their billion dollar bracket picks, Phil Jackson's return to the New York Knicks, and whether singer M.I.A. should pay a hefty NFL fine.
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Teenage Drinkers Go For High-End Liquor And Cheap Beer, Too

Liquor companies have gotten a lot of heat for marketing sweet, fruity drinks that appeal to underage drinkers. But teens also favor premium vodka and whiskey. Cost isn't always driving choice.
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Romney's Job In Idaho: Prevent GOP Voters From Veering 'Wild Right'

Idaho is one of a few states where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney can still be an effective campaigner. Romney has been stumping there for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson. Both are facing May primary challenges from Tea Party candidates.
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For Illegal Immigrants, Journey To U.S. Soil Cut Short

In the latest story from our Borderland series, we explore a section of the border fence near a wildlife refuge in Hidalgo, Texas, While there, the U.S. Border Patrol picks up 18 migrants.
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Obama Heads To The Hague For Nuclear Summit

President Obama goes to The Hague for a nuclear security summit Monday. Although the crisis in Ukraine is overshadowing the event, there is a packed agenda independent of the tensions with Russia. This is the third time world leaders have met to discuss how to keep nuclear materials out of terrorists' hands.

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