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Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He has complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a sham and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.
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Border Action Spurs Rick Perry From Also-Ran To 2016 Contender

A recent poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied for first place in a hypothetical GOP contest for the 2016 presidential nomination — mostly thanks to sending the Texas National Guard to the border.
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Justice Department Finds Excessive Use Of Force At New York Prison

Adolescent inmates are subject to "extremely high rates of violance" at Rikers Island, according to a civil rights investigation. For male teens, the prison is "broken," a U.S. attorney said.
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Minnesotans Question State's Ailing Insurance Marketplace

Minnesota spent millions on creating its health care website, and while the state's added 180,000 people to insurance coverage, some are asking whether it was worth it for the state to go it alone.
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Africa Summit To Tackle Food Stability And Climate Change

An unprecedented gathering of African leaders opened in Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Africa Leader's Summit is covering topics including food security, climate change, regional stability and expanded business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa.
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Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73

Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Abortion Law

A federal judge has ruled an Alabama abortion law unconstitutional. The measure required doctors to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. The ruling comes amid legal fights over just how far states can go to regulate abortion.
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Toledo Escapes The Looming Bloom, Turns Its Taps Back On

A weekend-long ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted early Monday. Some 400,000 residents in the region had been told not to drink the water.
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Where The Wild Things Play

What makes a great adventure playground? Among other things, lots of freedom, stuff to build ... and a zip line.
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Africa: The Richest Region For Young Workers And Consumers

Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.

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