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Living Openly With HIV: 'We Could Be Those Role Models We Wish We Had'

William Brawner has been HIV-positive for most of his life. He kept his status a secret for years, even from friends and sexual partners. His life is the subject of a new documentary, "25 to Life."
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Fumbled Patent: Is It Just A Matter Of Business?

The U.S. Patent Office said the name of Washington's pro football team is "disparaging to Native Americans," cancelling its trademark registration. Gabriel Feldman explains more about the decision.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.
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Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

The Supreme Court calls sworn testimony at a trial "a quintessential example of citizen speech" that is protected by the First Amendment. The decision was unanimous.
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American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder, Dov Charney

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.
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House Republicans To Vote On Cantor's Replacement Today

Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.
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Only 7 Percent Of Americans Are Big Fans Of Congress

The amount of confidence Americans have in Congress has hit a new low, plummeting from highs in the 1970s and '80s. In the same period, the military has boosted its image.
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Dodgers' Ace Kershaw Notches His First No-Hitter

The no-hitters just keep coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In less than a month, the team's pitchers have thrown two games without giving up a hit.
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96 Years Later, Va. Woman Gets Honorary Diploma

In 1918, schools were shut down in Norfolk because of the deadly Spanish flu pandemic. When they re-opened, then 15-year-old Lela Burden was holding down two jobs and didn't return.
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NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground States, Obama Ratings Lag

According to a new NPR poll, in the 12 states with competitive Senate races this fall, only 38 percent of likely voters said they approved of the way the president is handling his job.

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