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Thrill-Seeking Teen Sneaks To Top Of 1 World Trade Center

Justin Casquejo, 16, scaled scaffolding, took the elevator and then crept past a sleeping guard before climbing a ladder all the way to the top of the antenna.
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Rural Appalachia Helps Some Women Save For Retirement

An experimental program is trying to teach self-employed women the importance of long-term financial security. "You take care of yourself because nobody else is going to," one recruiter says.
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Between Mayor And Governor, Trace A Democratic Party Fault Line

Both New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are Democrats, but they've clashed on several issues. It may be evidence of a rift between populists and centrists within the Democratic Party.
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Obama Ratchets Up Sanctions Against Putin's Personal Allies

The Obama administration is widening the scope of economic sanctions aimed at Russia. The White House hopes to penalize its annexation of Crimea and discourage any further incursion into Ukraine.
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Kids These Days: Growing Up Too Fast Or Never At All?

Many of today's parents spent their childhoods playing on dangerous playgrounds and spending a lot of time unsupervised. Hanna Rosin says their kids need to take those same risks to feel independent.
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Viral Photo Of Syrian War Victims Comes To Times Square

After bouncing all over the Internet, the iconic photo is coming to big screens in Times Square. It shows a sea of desperate people waiting for food in the devastated refugee camp of Yarmouk.
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Following Plea Deal, General's Misconduct Gets Fine And Reprimand

An Army general accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, was sentenced today by a military judge. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was fined $20,000 and received a letter of reprimand. He could have received up to 25 years in jail for the initial charges. The case fell apart because of credibility problems with the accuser; a plea deal dropped the more serious charges. Now, the sentence has infuriated membesr of Congress and victims advocates. NPR's Tom Bowman has the latest.
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Iran-Contra Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh Dies At 102

Lawrence Walsh, the chief prosecutor of the Iran-Contra affair, has died. After an already illustrious career, Walsh led a criminal investigation many considered the biggest scandal since Watergate.
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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

Drug lords face a recurring problem: what to do with all that cash? Time and again, they have managed to launder their fortunes through some of the world's leading banks.
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Robert Strauss, Former Party Chairman And Power Broker, Dies At 95

Strauss, a well-connected Texas lawyer who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, advised presidents from both parties.

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