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Police Near Dallas Kill 2 Armed Men At Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Two men were shot and killed on Sunday after they open fired outside an event featuring a contest to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammad near Dallas. A security guard was shot during the attack.
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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.
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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.
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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.
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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.
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2 Armed Men Killed After Shooting Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest

The men opened fire on a security officer outside an anti-Islamist cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They were subsequently shot and killed by police, authorities say.
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A Poker Battle Against A Computer

On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.
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For Filipinos, Manny Pacquiao Remains A Symbol Of Hope

Saturday's "Fight of the Century" ended in disappointment for Manny Pacquiao fans. But for Filipino-American families, he remains a hero for the ages.
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In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew and Maryland's governor declared Sunday a day of prayer and peace.
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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.

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