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D.C. Real Estate Agent Attracts Buyers With His Prose

Real Estate agents often take poetic license with listings: light-filled patio unit means basement apartment. Tom Faison got bored writing the usual listings, and now his are mini works of art.
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Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.
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U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.
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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.
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3rd Inmate Executed After April's Botched Lethal Injection

John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.
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Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.
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Grappling With Gangs, Salt Lake City Turns To Racketeering Laws

Law enforcement in Utah's capital is using federal organized-crime charges to try to rein in groups like the Tongan Crips. One officer says it's sometimes the only way to send a message to criminals.
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Iraq's Meltdown Troubles U.S. Political Waters

Iraq has a long history of roiling American politics. And that doesn't appear likely to change anytime soon.
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National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools

A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.
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Michigan's High Court Limits The Fees Billed To Defendants

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that local courts cannot charge indiscriminate fees to defendants.

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