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Crowd Defies Gray Weather For Anniversary Of 1963 March

President Obama's speech capped a day of festivities in Washington, D.C. that began with a march across the National Mall. That's where thousands gathered against a backdrop of tight security and rainy weather. On the white marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial, national leaders took turns addressing the crowd.
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Yet Another Democrat Takes The Lead In NYC Mayor Race

New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio has surged to a commanding lead among Democratic primary voters. De Blasio's timing couldn't be better. In less than two weeks, those voters will go the polls to begin choosing the successor to Michael Bloomberg.
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For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

Fast food and restaurant work used to be seen as an entry point for the young. Today, the average such employee is 29, and nearly a quarter are parents. For these workers, current wages are hardly enough to support them, let alone their families.
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Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering

It's been eight years since the hurricane devastated the city's Lower 9th Ward. Resident Ronald Lewis says rebuilding is a story still in progress. In a shed in his backyard, he's collected New Orleans memorabilia, evidence "of the resilience of the people."
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To Attract Millennials, Automakers Look To Smartphones

Automakers have set up shop in Silicon Valley and are looking to the digital world as a way to lure younger drivers. Car companies are looking outside their industry to learn how make cars an extension of all the services millennials already love.
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Area Man Realizes He's Been Reading Fake News For 25 Years

The Onion, which turns 25 on Thursday, was founded by two Madison, Wis., college students as a local satirical newspaper "intended mainly to ... sell pizza coupons," says its editor-in-chief. But the self-proclaimed "America's Finest News Source" became much more than that.
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Something Was Missing From The March On Washington Anniversary

The hulking marble presence of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, didn't really make up for the lack of a living, breathing GOP official. Not one spoke at the "Let Freedom Ring" event at the Lincoln Memorial, site of King's 1963 speech, though some were invited.
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Joining The '63 March, Despite Parents' Racial Biases

Maury Landsman's parents stayed home on Aug. 28, 1963. Their liquor store, like all others in the nation's capital, was shuttered the day of the March on Washington and the couple had no interest in attending. But Landsman, then 20, felt strongly that he needed to be there.
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China Weighs Ban On Homework; Teachers, Students Argue Against

Hoping to make education less stressful, China's Ministry of Education is considering new rules that include a ban on written homework. But teachers, and even some students, are against the idea.
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Rep. Mike Rogers: Evidence Against Assad Is Convincing

Robert Siegel talks with Republican Representative Mike J. Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, about his briefing on evidence regarding the chemical attack in Syria, and whether he still has questions about whether the Syrian government is responsible or not.

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