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Minneapolis Police Make An Effort To Hire More Minority Officers

The Minneapolis Police Department is replenishing its ranks after losing several dozen veteran officers to retirement this year. The department is not as racially diverse as the city as a whole.
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Obama Urged To Use Executive Action To Overhaul Immigration

Advocates are pushing President Obama to bypass Congress. David Greene talks to Alan Gomez, an immigration reporter for USA Today, and Grace Meng, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.
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Netherlands King To Attend Ethanol Plant Opening In Iowa

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visits Emmetsburg, Iowa, for the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The Netherlands and Iowa have a lot in common — both are major agricultural centers.
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Investors Cash In On Off-Campus Housing

Colleges and universities still own and manage most student dorms, but over the past decade, investors have been getting in on the growing market for off-campus housing.
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Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.
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As Airports Find New Ways To Make Money, Pittsburgh Tries Fracking

Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.
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Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Volunteers are combing through old ships' logbooks for the Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.
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MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.
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North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities.
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Sounds From The First Day Of School

Millions of children are heading back to school, and to mark the traditional start of the school year, we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.

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