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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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U.S. Program Hopes To Inspire Young Africans To Be Tomorrow's Leaders

President Obama is organizing the first of its kind African summit in Washington. In the run-up to that high-level gathering, young African leaders are in the U.S. for a leadership training program.
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Rep. McCarthy, Possible Cantor Successor, Walks Fine Line On Immigration

House Republicans are to pick a new majority leader Thursday, following Eric Cantor's primary defeat. The favorite is Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, whose district is more than a third Latino.
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D.C. Real Estate Agent Attracts Buyers With His Prose

Real Estate agents often take poetic license with listings: light-filled patio unit means basement apartment. Tom Faison got bored writing the usual listings, and now his are mini works of art.
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Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.
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U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.
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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.
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3rd Inmate Executed After April's Botched Lethal Injection

John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.
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Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.

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