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Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison

Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.
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Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.
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Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dared To Dream

In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.
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From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.
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Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging Americans to register is pretty provocative.
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Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.
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Vermont Nonprofit Successfully Helps Homeowners Weatherize

Old houses that dot New England's landscape are often expensive to heat. A nonprofit housing agency in Vermont is using customer service to get homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.
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Wis. Court Reinstates Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

Last week, a federal appeals court reinstated the photo identification requirement. It had been blocked in a lawsuit brought by voter advocacy groups.
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NFL's Greg Hardy Sits Out While Domestic Violence Case Is Appealed

Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy agreed to be put on the NFL's exempt list until his legal troubles are settled. His case is one of several that brought scrutiny to the NFL.
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High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

Draven Rodriguez posed with his cat. The school's principal rejected the photo. It will appear in the yearbook after all — on the principal's page promoting animal rescue and adoption.

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