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At 100, Dartmouth Grad Still Writing His Class Notes

Edward Gerson is a 100-year-old alumnus of Dartmouth's class of 1935. He's turned his class notes into a column.
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Deal May Be In Sight For Pacific Coast Longshoremen

After nearly eight months of negotiations, it's still not clear whether a labor deal could end a worsening congestion crisis on the west coast.
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Judge Throws Out Convictions Of Civil Rights Pioneers, 'Friendship 9'

It's been 54 years since students from Friendship College were arrested for a sit-in at McCrory's Five and Dime in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Wednesday, a Rock Hill judge exonerated them.
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Attorney General Nominee Faces Senate Judiciary Committee

Seeking confirmation, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday.
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End Of Life Care Can Be Different For Veterans

Many veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War are now finding themselves needing end-of-life care. These vets are served by hospice care facilities across the country. But caring for vets isn't always the same as caring for others: as veterans approach the end of life, old traumas can resurface or appear for the first time.
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Supreme Court Tells Oklahoma To Put Off Executions, Citing Drug Dispute

The execution of three inmates has been put on hold, as the Supreme Court intervenes in a case that involves the controversy over the drugs used to put people to death.
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Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.
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A Saint With A Mixed History: Junipero Serra's Canonization Raises Eyebrows

Pope Francis announced he will elevate the influential missionary to sainthood when he visits Washington, D.C. But Native American groups say Father Serra was far from saintly.
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Is It OK To Pay Pregnant Women To Stop Smoking?

It's notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?
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Judge Throws Out Friendship 9's Civil Rights-Era Conviction

The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their "jail, no bail" strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.

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