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Justice Delayed: After Three Decades, An Apology

The Justice Department on Tuesday apologized to Kirk Odom for the "terrible injustice" of more than two decades spent in prison for rape and robbery. "There is clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Odom is innocent," the government now says, based on DNA tests and hair analysis.
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Cycle Of Poverty Hard To Break In Poorest U.S. City

Tens of millions of Americans are still struggling, despite the slow economic recovery. In Reading, Pa., the nation's poorest city, local nonprofit Opportunity House provides a lifeline for families trying to stay afloat by offering day care, housing and other assistance. But many in Reading are still left behind.
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Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers

Poverty in America is on the rise. Here's a breakdown of the more than 46 million poor Americans still struggling despite the slow economic recovery.
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Cranberry Juice For Urinary Tract Infections? It Really Can Help

Regularly consuming cranberry juice can help stave off urinary tract infections, a new study finds. UTIs account for 7,000,000 doctor's office visits and about 100,000 hospitalizations in the United States.
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Intense Heat Has Lasting Impact Across U.S.

2012 is off to the warmest start since at least 1895, when record-keeping began. While the latest heat wave finally broke across much of the U.S., it factored in dozens of deaths and forced many employers to shift workers' schedules. The intense heat also left many farmers and ranchers scrambling.

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