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Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Former Captive Bergdahl Will Return To Regular Duty In Army

The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange in May, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas.
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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.
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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.
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Citigroup Agrees To Pay $7 Billion To Resolve Mortgage Probe

The deal frees Citi from potential liability for collateralized debt obligations as well as mortgage-backed securities issued, structured or underwritten by the company between 2003 and 2008.
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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Underwater Concert

Four hours of music was piped through underwater speakers. Songs from Flipper and The Little Mermaid were played for divers, snorkelers and marine life.
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Why Did Black Voters Flee The Republican Party In The 1960s?

Fifty years ago, when the ultra-conservative wing of the GOP overthrew Republican moderates to choose Barry Goldwater as the party standard-bearer, black voters deserted the GOP in droves.
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Study: Older Americans Aim To Stay Independent In Their Homes

A study from Georgetown and Phillips Inc. finds that the vast majority of Americans want to age in their homes. But that they have taken no steps to make their homes suitable for aging in place.
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To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

To get his young patients moving, Dr. Robert Zarr whips out his pad and prescribes a park. And not just any park. One chosen for the child from a 380-park database.
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Saskawhat? A Novel Berry From Canada Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, a shrub better known in Canada that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.

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