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Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population?

"I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people," candidate Ben Carson said of the organization's founder.
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U.S. Flag Flies Over Embassy In Cuba For First Time In 54 Years

For the first time since 1961, when diplomatic relations between Havana and Washington were broken off, the flag flies above a U.S. diplomatic compound there.
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Savvy Intern Finds Way To Make Chipotle's Burrito Bigger

First: order a burrito bowl, not a burrito — and get tortillas on the side. After some more smart choices, the intern went back to the office, weighed ingredients and it was 86 percent bigger.
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Walter Mosley: Watts Riots 'Paved The Way For A Lot Of Change'

The author, whose "Easy Rawlins" mystery novels are largely set in Watts, looks back 50 years ago to the night when the neighborhood first went up in flames.
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Armed 'Oath Keepers' Celebrate Montana Miners' Incremental Victory

The Oath Keepers group that's making headlines for its presence in Ferguson, Mo., is best known for mobilizing its self-described "security forces" to standoffs with federal land managers in the West.
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At Clinton Event, An Emotional Conversation On Substance Use

In New Hampshire this week, Hillary Clinton veered from the stump speech for a somber discussion on substance abuse. Nearly everyone in the room had been affected by drugs.
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Toxic Spill Into Colorado's Animas River Disrupts Livelihoods

Longtime Animas River guide Alex Mickel tells Renee Montagne that he is watching with worry and disgust as toxic mine sludge pollutes the Colorado river. Mickel and other river guides are idle.
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Power Worker's Legacy: Lines Installed, Doubters Defied, Daughter Inspired

Monica Harwell was the first woman to climb utility poles for Con Edison in New York. The men she worked with didn't think she could do it, but Harwell never let them paint her into a corner.
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Contributing To Community Spirit, Hawkins Burgers Survive Watts Riots

The Hawkins family has been feeding Watts since 1939. Cynthia Hawkins is the third generation to continue the tradition, and in an LA neighborhood that is often referred to as a food desert.
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A Muscle Drug For Pigs Comes Out Of The Shadows

The USDA is allowing a pork retailer, for the first time, to label products as raised with "no ractopamine." It may lead to pressure on farmers to stop using the muscle-promoting drug.

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