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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.
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Power Outage Hits Downtown Detroit

The outage, which was attributed to a cable failure, affected the city's fire stations, schools and courthouses. Many nonpublic buildings were unaffected.
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Government Says Bosses Can't Force Workers To Get Health Tests

When is a voluntary program no longer voluntary? That's the question about corporate wellness programs, which give employees hefty financial incentives to undergo health screenings.
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Man Ends Fight With Girlfriend By Driving Into Pole, Walking Away

David Scarpa's neighbors heard yelling, then a crash, then nothing — because he was gone, apparently preferring being charged with fleeing an accident to dealing "with his girlfriend yelling at him."
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Attorney General's Talk Doesn't Satisfy Those Troubled By Ferguson

Eric Holder started a U.S. tour with a closed-door discussion with local leaders in Atlanta, but like many activists, some say they're hungry for less chat and more action by the Justice Department.
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After Rape Scandal, University Of Virginia Reworks Relationship With Frats

Following a Rolling Stone report on brutal assaults at the school, its president may force the campus' Greek system to ban hard liquor. New programs also encourage reporting of sexual assaults.
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Ohio State Players Say No Warning Signs Preceded Teammate's Death

The football team is baffled by the disappearance and apparent suicide of Kosta Karageorge, who was found dead inside a dumpster Sunday. Friends described him as positive, goofy and lighthearted.
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Following Ferguson, Obama Urges Changes To Boost Community Policing

Following a day of meetings on police practices with his Cabinet, elected leaders, police officials and community leaders, The president asked Congress to fund 50,000 body cameras for police officers.
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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

You can lead children to vegetables, but can you make them eat? In one school lunch program, kids will tell you upfront what they think of your veggies — and what you should do with them.
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Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

In the year since Colorado made recreational marijuana legal, pot has become a billion-dollar business in the state. And some growers are on a serious mission to make it legitimate and mainstream.

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