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Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs

More than 35 years ago, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey began acquiring documents, artifacts and artworks that tell the story of the African-American experience. The collection, which spans more than 400 years, spotlights not black pain, they say, but the strength and resilience of African-Americans.
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After Internal Review On Benghazi Report, CBS Puts Logan On Leave

60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan's October story on the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. mission in Libya featured Dylan Davies, a security contractor who reportedly told a different version of events to 60 Minutes than he did to his employer and to the FBI.
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IRS Proposes Guidelines On Politicking By Tax-Exempt Groups

The agency came under fire earlier this year for targeting conservative groups. It says new guidelines will make its job easier and give organizations a better sense of what they can and cannot do, and still retain their tax-exempt status.
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Census Aims To Bring Statistics Home With A New Mobile App

The U.S. Census Bureau's new mobile app, called dwellr, aims to help Americans understand where they live — and maybe where they should live.
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Part-Time Workers With Minimal Health Coverage Get New Options

Many health insurance policies for part-time workers will end next year and won't be renewed. Better quality choices will likely be on the menu for these workers, though they are also going to cost people more.
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Once A U.S. Favorite, Hamid Karzai Now Source Of Frustration

The U.S. wants to nail down a security deal that would allow a limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014. But American officials say the Afghan president keeps making new demands and could put the deal in jeopardy.
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Supreme Court Will Hear New Challenge To Health Law

The court will consider the objections of companies that say providing contraception benefits to workers goes against the employers' religious beliefs.
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Illinois Judge Allows Same-Sex Couple To Wed Before Law Takes Effect

Gay marriage won't be legal in the state until June, but two Chicago women have been granted permission to marry immediately because one of them has terminal cancer.
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Meet Mensch On A Bench, Jewish Counterpart To Elf On The Shelf

The popular holiday toy Elf on the Shelf now has a Jewish counterpart. It's called Mensch on a Bench. Host Michel Martin talks to the creator, Neal Hoffman, about how he came up with the idea.
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End-Of-Life Conversations Not Easy, But Necessary

A new report from the Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project shows that Americans' attitudes about medical care at the end of life are changing. And there's still widespread resistance to talking about the issue. Host Michel Martin learns more about the study's findings and how to have these conversations.

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