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In Rubble Of Middle East Peace Talks, Kerry Seeks Way Forward

Addressing the collapse of Middle East peace talks for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry called for pause and reassessment. Meanwhile, he's under fire for comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Apartheid.
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Effort To Force Treatment On Severely Mentally Ill Meets Resistance

An uneasy fact emerges from the two dozen mass shootings in this country over the past decade: The majority of those pulling the trigger have been severely mentally ill and not receiving treatment.
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In Sex Assault Report, Pentagon Sees Progress — And A Long Way To Go

The Pentagon issued a study on sexual assault in the military, reports of which have jumped 50 percent in the past year. Defense Secretary Hagel says this is a positive sign of trust in the system.
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55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

In an unprecedented move, the Department of Education has released a list that includes some Ivy League schools, state and private institutions.
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Love That Gel Nail Polish, But Know It Doesn't Come Risk-Free

Popular gel nail polishes last for weeks, but the ultraviolet light used to cure them may cause premature skin aging and increase risk of cataracts, doctors say.
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Black Colleges Face State Funding Crunch

Student diversity is increasing at historically black colleges and universities, but often, state support is shrinking. A new report suggests strategies for HBCUs to win support.
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Troubling Oklahoma Execution Sparks Death Penalty Debate

A botched execution in Oklahoma is raising new questions about the death penalty around the country. Karen Kasler of Ohio's Statehouse News Bureau and The Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater explain.
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Does New Hiring Tool Aid Diversity Or Discrimination?

A new tool lets job recruiters filter candidates based on race, gender and veteran status. Civil rights attorney Cyrus Mehri sorts through the legal questions about this program.
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Playwright Pearl Cleage Opens Up

Many people keep their own youthful experiences with drugs and sex secret from their kids. Not author and activist Pearl Cleage. She talks about her new memoir Things I Should Have Told My Daughter.
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Tribal Colleges Do More With Less

Native Americans face unique challenges to paying for college, including high poverty rates. We hear how tribal and other colleges are finding new ways to help these students succeed.

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