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Cesar Chavez Is Running For Congress In Arizona

The labor activist died more than 20 years ago. But in a heavily Latino district, a long-shot candidate in the Democratic primary sought to improve his chances by changing his name to Cesar Chavez.
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RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch At Tiger's Game

Detroit fans may have wished he pitched the whole game. The Tigers lost to Toronto 5-3.
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More Americans Than You Might Think Believe In Conspiracy Theories

Research from the University of Chicago indicates that at least 50 percent of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory.
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Sen. Cochran In Danger Of Losing Primary To Tea Party Candidate

The most closely watched of Tuesday's primaries was the race in Mississippi, where incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran was fending off a challenge from Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel.
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Children Traveling Solo Across U.S. Border Face Dangerous Trip

David Greene talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario about the growing crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico attempting to migrate to the U.S.
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Congress Furious At White House Over Prisoner Swap

Lawmakers don't much like the deal, which traded five Taliban fighters held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. They are also mad about how it was done behind their backs.
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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.
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Amendment Would Allow Congress To Set Political Spending Limits

Many liberal critics of the Supreme Court's campaign finance rulings say a constitutional amendment is needed to limit money's influence in politics. The Senate held a hearing on one proposal.
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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.
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Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It

Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.

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