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Ferguson's Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

The council in the Missouri town met Tuesday for the first time since the shooting of Michael Brown. A plan introduced would address one source of tension: heavy collection of court fines and fees.
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The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." As commentator Frank Deford explains, baseball and the national anthem go way back.
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Apple Pay Wants To Be Your Mobile Wallet

At a product event on Tuesday, Apple announced a mobile payment system called Apple Pay. CEO Tim Cook says that Apple Pay will provide a secure way to make transactions using one of Apple's devices.
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Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.
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Veterans' Care Emerges As A Key, Bipartisan Issue In Campaign Ads

"We don't see foreign policy events, the crisis in the Middle East, even border security here at home appearing in campaign ads to nearly the same degree," says one political ad expert.
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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.
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New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.
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Rhode Island Sets November Matchup For Governor

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who won the Democratic nomination, will face Cranston GOP Mayor Allan Fung in a heavily Democratic state with a history of electing GOP governors.
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Scott Brown Captures N.H. Republican Senate Nomination

The former Republican senator from Massachusetts will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November. If Brown wins, he would become only the third U.S. senator to represent more than one state.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Fends Off Democratic Primary Challenge

The Democratic incumbent won his party's nod for a second term, but not without getting bruised by Zephyr Teachout, a little-known foe running to his left.

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