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Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6.
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Hagel Proposes Cuts To Size And Spending of Armed Forces

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has outlined his military spending priorities. His proposed cuts signal that the size of the armed forces, which grew to fight two wars, can't be sustained.
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Will Ukraine Do What It Takes To Unlock International Aid?

Three months of protests have taken a toll on a Ukrainian economy that was already in distress. But many worry that as in the past, corruption and a lack of political will prevent meaningful reform.
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How Will Ugandan Gay Refugees Be Received By U.S.?

A Ugandan law punishes "offenders" of homosexual acts with prison terms. Aaron Morris, legal director at Immigration Equality, explains the U.S. track record of granting asylum in such situations.
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After Nearly Six Decades In Office, Dingell Decides Not To Run

John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, announced he won't run in 2014. As Tracy Samilton reports, Dingell's state will lose more than an icon when he retires.
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Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk

Improvements in doctors' ability to detect breast cancer have outpaced our understanding of what to do about it. Doctors and their patients need to work through the options together.
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Major League Baseball Changes Home-Plate Rules

Runners trying to reach home plate – and the catchers who often try to block them – will have to follow new rules that are meant to cut the risk of injuries from collisions in the 2014 season.
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Legal Drinking Age Of 21 Saves Lives, Even Though It's Flouted

Since most college students drink, why not lower the drinking age to 18? That would encourage more responsible behavior, some college presidents say. But a study says it would hurt more than help.
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Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

As part of Black History Month, host Michel Martin asks actor, playwright and theater director Kwame Kwei-Armah why he, and so many other British actors, have chosen careers in the U.S.
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Top Justice Dept. Official Quietly Stepped Down In December

Virginia Seitz, who led the influential Justice Department office that offers legal advice on surveillance, drones and other issues, resigned after 2 1/2 years on the job.

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