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A Picket Line At The Oscars: Visual-Effects Artists To Protest

For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
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Russia's Parliament Approves Putin's Call For Troops In Ukraine

In response, Ukraine has put its own forces on alert and warned that a Russian invasion would spark war between the two countries.
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New Orleans Piano Legend's Home Finally Restored After Katrina

The former home of a New Orleans musical great Professor Longhair was severely damaged by Katrina. It was recently restored by local nonprofits, and now his daughter and her son, who are homeless, plan to move back in.
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In The Arizona Wilds, Burro Murders Baffle Investigators

Despite federal protections, slow-moving wild donkeys are being targeted, and the shooters are getting away with it. Originally gold miners' pack animals, burros are symbolic of the American West.
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Learning To 'Be A Man' Brought Chicago Teen To The White House

High school junior Christian Champagne is part of Chicago's "Becoming a Man" program. After meeting with President Obama, he speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about initiatives that reach out to young black men.
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Sand Grinds World's Largest Tunneling Machine To A Halt

Bertha, which got stuck digging a Seattle highway tunnel, is 60 feet below ground and can't move forward — or backward. Now a rescue plan is underway to fix the five-story-tall machine.
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Bill That Bans Undercover Filming At Farms Enacted In Idaho

Idaho's governor signs a bill criminalizing the act of secretly filming animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The bill was introduced after an undercover video emerged of abuse at a dairy farm.
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Hillary Clinton's Political Acumen And Other Tidbits From New Docs

The new documents from the Clinton Presidential Library shed little new light on the former first lady, but they did provide a flashbacks to the political climate of the period.
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Obama Warns Russia Against Using Force In Ukraine

"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing," President Obama said, urging Russia not to intervene and calling for an end to the recent violence.
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'Magic' Overdose Drug Works, But Demand And Price On The Rise

First responders nationwide are expanding use of Narcan, used to treat heroin and other opioid overdoses. But the drug is pricey — and only one company makes it.

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