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VA Deputy Secretary On Wait Times: 'We Owe The American People An Apology'

Melissa Block talks with Sloan Gibson, the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, about the results of a recent probe into wait times at VA facilities.
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A Map To The Roots Of Ferguson's Civic Unrest

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, about how the map of St. Louis County reveals some of the sources for the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
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How A Colonial-Era Error Put The Carolinas At Odds

Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
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Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson

Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.
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Report Finds No Proof That Delays In Care Caused Veterans' Deaths

But the report from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs did find other systemwide problems that the department said it will fix.
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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Returns To Surgery Following Crash

Freeh, who issued a scorching report in the Penn State University sex abuse scandal, apparently drove his SUV off the road in Vermont.
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ISIS Condo Project, Others Rethink Their Names

The ISIS Downtown condo project in Florida has changed its name, as did a mobile-payment company. Others are distancing themselves from the ideology of the group now called the Islamic State.
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Bronx Baker Turns Dominican Cakes Into A Sweet American Dream

An immigrant who mastered the art of the Dominican-style cake is baking up a business in her New York City neighborhood. And she is spreading Caribbean culture along with her frosting.
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HealthCare.gov Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

The question will be if Kevin Counihan can replicate his success in Connecticut with the federal health exchange, which was plagued with problems. The goal: A smoother Year Two for Obamacare.
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Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

Both the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association say vapors from electronic cigarettes pose a health threat to bystanders, and that the devices should be regulated like tobacco.

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