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Ivy Leaguers Broaden Minds With New Race Center

Tricia Rose is known as a hip-hop scholar and professor of Africana studies. She's now taking on a new project at Brown University, and hoping it sparks new questions about race and ethnicity. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rose about her vision.

Reports: Note Found In Boat Where Boston Suspect Hid

CBS News and CNN say they've been told by sources familiar with what was found that investigators believe marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote on an interior wall of the boat where he was found hiding. He allegedly said the attack was in retaliation for the Afghan and Iraq wars.

Hiring Julie Hermann, Rutgers Seeks A New Era In Athletics

Rutgers University welcomes the arrival of new athletic director Julie Hermann as the beginning of a new era, weeks after turmoil engulfed its athletics department. The school's basketball coach was fired last month after videos showed that he verbally and physically abused players during practice.

Suspect Apprehended In New Orleans Mother's Day Shooting

A man opened fire Sunday on a parade in New Orleans. Nineteen people were injured. After the release of surveillance video and an appeal for help from the public, police brought the suspect into custody early Thursday.

New York Cat Is Finally Reunited With Owner

Luna ended up stuck in a tree. A New York City police officer who came to the rescue got stuck in the tree too. Cat and man were rescued by the fire department.

Texas Tornado Leaves 6 Dead, Dozens Hurt, Hundreds Homeless

A series of twisters roared through North Texas on Wednesday night. In Granbury, about 35 miles from Fort Worth, neighborhoods were devastated. The search continues for victims.

Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing legislation with other lawmakers Thursday that would change the way the military prosecutes sexual assault cases. It's the latest high-publicity move for a senator who was almost unknown four years ago when she was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's seat.