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Washington And Lee Confronts The Weight Of Its History

Washington and Lee University has decided to meet some demands from minority students concerned about racism on campus. Among the university's concessions is the removal of Confederate flags from the campus chapel. Melissa Block talks with the university's president, Ken Ruscio, about the school's decision and its investigation into its historical involvement with slavery.
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Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.
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Philadelphia Judge Denies Former Nazi Guard Bail

Johann "Hans" Breyer, 89, is awaiting extradition to Germany. His defense lawyers argued he is in poor health. A hearing to extradite him to Germany is scheduled for Aug. 21.
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No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

The decision brings a muted end to a power struggle that had undermined relations between the intelligence community and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper

Readers responded strongly to our series about caregiving, especially one photo of a father caring for his son with cerebral palsy. Some said it was demeaning. Others said it revealed great love.
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In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.
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'Busted' Blurs The Line Between Good And Bad Philadelphia Police

A tip from an informant helped two reporters discover what they call rampant corruption within Philadelphia's police department. Their award-winning reporting is the subject of the book Busted.
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Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low

Republicans still trail by a wide margin in party registration, but the percentage of Democrats in West Virginia is lower than 50 percent for the first time in more than 80 years.
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Germany Asks Top U.S. Spy In Country To Leave

The move comes in the wake of two cases of espionage allegedly involving the U.S. and amid the fallout from the mass surveillance of Germans by the National Security Agency.
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HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations

HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.

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