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New Acting VA Secretary Faces Cultural Challenges

Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned over the growing health care scandal. He said remaining in office would only distract from carrying out needed reforms.
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In Confronting Poverty, 'Harvest Of Shame' Reaped Praise And Criticism

The 1960 documentary examined the plight of America's migrant farmworkers. It was praised as groundbreaking, but others called it an "exaggerated portrait" and even some migrants took issue with it.
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Tech Week: C-E-Bros, Diversity Numbers And The Beats Deal

The Snapchat CEO's fraternity-day emails surfaced, Apple made its biggest acquisition and Google disclosed the uneven gender breakdown of its staff. Take a look at the week's top headlines in tech.
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Investor Carl Icahn Reportedly At Center Of Insider Trading Probe

The billionaire is said to be under investigation for possibly tipping off pro golfer Phil Mickelson and sports gambler "Billy" Walters ahead of market-moving stock trades.
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Is The Deck Stacked Against Black Boys In America?

A new White House report exploring the intersection of race, poverty and justice suggests the answer is still a resounding yes.
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Shinseki Couldn't Outflank Election-Year Politics

By President Obama's own admission, politics had a lot to do with why he decided to accept VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation.
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Cleveland Patrolman, Five Others Charged In Deadly 2012 Car Chase

Prosecutors say Patrolman Michael Brelo fired more shots than any of the officers who together pumped 137 rounds into the vehicle, killing two unarmed suspects.
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In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos

Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is struggling to stay on message after his supporters allegedly exploited longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife.
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In Nod To History, A Crumbling Philly Row House Gets A Funeral

3711 Melon St. in Philadelphia is an old house, but not a beautiful or particularly unique one. And that's exactly why historians and artists want to mark its demolition with a community celebration.
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Retired Army Gen. On Shinseki: 'I Don't Look Up To Any Man More'

For more on Gen. Eric Shinseki's decision to step down, Robert Siegel turns to Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the former Vice-Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.

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