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Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.
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Learning With Disabilities: One Effort To Shake Up The Classroom

The traditional special education model keeps kids with disabilities separate from their peers for much of the day. But a few educators and advocates are pushing for something different.
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Without Life-Saving Pact, This Doctor Would Have Been The Patient

At 17, Dr. Sampson Davis committed a robbery that landed him in juvenile detention. While there, he realized that if he didn't turn his life around and focus on school, he would die in the streets.
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Cringe-Worthy Audio Has LA Clippers' Owner In Hot Water, Again

The NBA is investigating Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. Audio has surfaced that is allegedly of Sterling telling his girlfriend not to associate with black people or post photos of them on her social media accounts.
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Keeping An Eye On The KKK

We asked Google to alert us to Ku Klux Klan activities for a week and our mailbox filled up quickly.
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Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People's Day

Minneapolis designates the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, after the city council heard concerns that hailing Columbus as the discoverer of America is inaccurate.
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Giving Up On Its Obamacare Exchange No Cure For Oregon's Ills

High hopes dashed, Oregon is the first state to abandon having its own health insurance marketplace. Now it has to figure out how to transition to HealthCare.gov.
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Fossil Fans Get Their Dino-Fix Before Smithsonian Renovates

The Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., got its new T. rex just in time to close its fossil hall for five years of renovations — longer than some dinosaur fans have even been alive.
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NRA Says It's Not Bothered By Gun Control Group's Protest

The National Rifle Association's convention drew a counter-demonstration in Indianapolis this weekend, as advocates for gun control pressed their own agenda.
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Obama Discusses Racist Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

Calling racist statements allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "incredibly offensive," President Obama says he is confident the NBA will resolve the controversy.

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