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The Occupy Movement At 2: Many Voices, Many Messages

Demonstrators packed lower Manhattan on Tuesday, two years after the launch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. While Occupy's prominence has faded since becoming a household name in 2011, its supporters say the group's concerns have helped prompt a national conversation about income inequality.
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Navy Yard Shooting Raises Question Of Security Adequacy

The investigation continues into the shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. Authorities are trying to learn more about the shooter, Aaron Alexis. He received an honorable discharge from the Navy even after displaying a pattern of misconduct that included incidents involving guns. And members of Congress are asking whether security at the Navy Yard was adequate.
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How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges

In Ebony & Ivy, an MIT historian details how the nation's colleges helped justify and benefited from the slave trade.
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Memorials Held For Washington Navy Yard Shooting Victims

The names of all of the victims of yesterday's shootings at the Washington Navy Yard have now been released. Twelve people, mostly civilian employees of the Navy, were killed when a gunman opened fire in an office building in the complex Monday morning. The shooter also died. Memorials for some of the victims were held across the city Tuesday.
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Judge Voids New Orleans Police Officers' Murder Convictions

A judge has ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers who were convicted of civil rights violations in the fatal shooting of two unarmed people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina due to "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct." Robert Siegel talks to WWNO reporter Eve Troeh about the decision.
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Navy Yard Is The Latest Mass Shooting During Obama's Tenure

President Obama has had more than his fair share of experience responding to mass shootings. How have these events have shaped Obama's presidency, and how has the president tried to respond?
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In Emergencies, Politicians Are Expected To Master Disaster

When politicians rise to the occasion during natural disasters, they're heroes. When they don't, it's hard for them to recover.
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Navy Yard Tragedy Elicits Muted Political Response

Sandy Hook may have set a higher bar for gun-related tragedy, at least from a public policy standpoint.
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Who Was Aaron Alexis? Records Offer Clues Of Instability

Friends and family are shocked that he's said to have killed 12 people Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Was Alexis a gentle man who studied Buddhism? Or a violent man prone to outbursts? The suspected killer's past points to both.

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Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

Tufts University says that one of its researchers violated ethics rules while carrying out a study of genetically modified "golden rice" in China. The study showed that the rice can fight malnutrition, but researchers didn't provide enough information to the parents of the children who ate it, Tufts says.

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