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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.
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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.
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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.
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In Preventing Trans Suicides, 'We Have Such A Long Way To Go'

A transgender teen's anguished suicide note has launched a national conversation. The founder of a suicide hotline for trans people says Leelah Alcorn's pain and lack of support are all too common.
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Minimum Wage Increases Across U.S. Affects Wide Range Of Workers

This week, 21 states and the District of Columbia raised their minimum wage, affecting an estimated 3.1 million workers, from a Dairy Queen owner in South Dakota to a hotel banquet server in Alaska.
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Landing On Your Feet After Falling Through The 'Opportunity Gap'

The unemployment rate for people under the age of 25 is more than twice the national average. As part of our Starting Over series, a young woman figures out how to bridge the "opportunity gap."
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Former Republican Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, serving in the chamber for 13 years. He was a major champion of fair housing laws.

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Appeals Court Rules No Delay For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

A federal appeals court reject a request from attorneys representing bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay the start of trial, which is scheduled to begin Monday.
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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.
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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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