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Albuquerque Police Officers Face Murder Charges Over 2014 Shooting

James Boyd, 38, was killed after being confronted for illegally camping in the city's foothills. Months later, two officers who shot him are being charged with murder.
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Cuba Frees 53 Political Prisoners As Part Of Deal, U.S. Says

A senior administration official said Cuba has made good on conditions of last month's historic agreement to begin normalizing ties with the U.S.
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Arne Duncan Wants To Drop 'No Child Left Behind' — But Keep Its Tests

The secretary of education calls the law "tired," asserting that much of it ought to be scrapped. But he still wants to keep the annual exams that serve as the law's centerpiece.
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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.
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Ford's New Aluminum F-150, VW Golf Take Top Detroit Auto Show Honors

Also notable was the unveiling of General Motors' all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car, which seems a clear rival to the Tesla.
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Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

Even if your avatar for games and social media doesn't look at all like you, it still says a lot about your personality, a study finds. Want to look friendly? Skip the shades; wear a sweater.
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NYPD Officers Have Faced Light Punishments For Chokeholds, Report Finds

The inspector general found chokeholds were sometimes used as a first act of physical force and in the 10 cases reviewed, most officers were given light punishments.
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Meet The Classroom Of The Future

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.
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White House: We Should Have Sent 'Higher-Profile' Official To Paris

The Obama administration was criticized for not sending a high-ranking official to a unity rally in Paris. The British, German, Israeli and Palestinian leaders were all at the march.
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35 Years Later, Guy With Metal Detector Finds Lost Class Ring

In 1979, Robert Fowler was a teenager catching waves on a California beach when his class ring ended up in the Pacific. Larry Feurzeig, who recently was on the beach with a metal detector, found it.

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