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2 Couples In Love Attract Attention

A man proposing to his girlfriend at a Yankees game, dropped the ring. He eventually found it, and she said yes. A jogger in Central Park stopped to be in wedding photos. The jogger was Tom Hanks.
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It's A Girl! Philadelphia Zoo Finally Determines Baby Gorilla's Gender

The zoo and the Democratic Republic of Congo rehabilitate gorillas who lost families to poachers. The mom was alone which may be why she held her baby so closely that zookeepers couldn't get a look.
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Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? Karen Good Marable, Aaron Sanchez, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Channing Kennedy tell us how they reacted.
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Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries

Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces. Beekeepers harvest not just honey but the collective knowledge of their colleagues.
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Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.
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Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges For Second Time

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted on ethics charges in 2003 for defying a federal court order. On Wednesday he faces trial for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.
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Congress Overrides Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

The legislation allows families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government. The override is the first of Obama's presidency.
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These Women Discovered It Wasn't Just Fat: It Was Lipedema

People with tree-trunk-like legs who can't lose weight through diet and exercise may have lipedema, a lymphatic disorder. It's not clear what causes it, and most doctors aren't familiar with it.
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Clinton-Trump Showdown Was The Most-Watched Presidential Debate Ever

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen.
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Bronx Blast Kills 'Rising Star' Fire Battalion Chief

It happened after a passerby reported the smell of gas, in an area under investigation as a possible marijuana grow house. Michael J. Fahy served the department for 17 years and was a father of three.

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