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50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During 'Freedom Summer'

A PBS documentary about the 1964 movement to get blacks to vote in Mississippi airs Tuesday. Freedom Summer director Stanley Nelson and organizer Charles Cobb discuss the dangers the students faced.
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Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?
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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.
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Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

New York City reached a $40 million settlement with the "Central Park Five," men who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape in 1990. Sarah Burns, who wrote a book about the case, offers an update.
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Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.
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Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal Exhibit

Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo after the exhibit was shuttered due to budget issues.
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Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

Ideas like paid sick, maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families.
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Portugal Snatches Victory From U.S., Match Ends 2-2

The U.S. men's soccer team had a chance to secure its spot in the second round of the World Cup, but it failed to hold on to its lead in the final moments of the match.
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Water Wheel Helps To Rid Trash In Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Officials in Baltimore have found a way to clean up the tons of litter that wash into the harbor when it rains. The city has a new trash cleaning water wheel.
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To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basics. They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.

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