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The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?
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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.
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Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Many in the Missouri city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.
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When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.
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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Finds Support From Vietnamese-American Community

The Vietnamese-American community is rallying behind Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
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CDC Releasing New Guidelines For Health Workers Treating Ebola

The CDC is issuing new guidelines for how hospital workers should protect themselves from Ebola. The revised guidelines come after the virus spread from a Liberian traveler to two nurses in Texas.
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One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'

When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
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Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.
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Indiana Officials Say Man Has Led Them To Multiple Bodies

Suspect Darren Vann confessed to one murder, with which he has been charged, and subsequently led police to six other corpses in northwestern Indiana, authorities say.
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In The Big Easy, Food Vendors Create A Little Honduras

Thanks to a quirk of history, New Orleans has long had a Honduran population, but it exploded post-Katrina. Nearly a decade later, Hondurans have created a vibrant, if underground, culinary community.

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