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Army Warns Of 'Armed Citizens' Trying To Protect Recruiting Stations

Vigilante guards — some associated with militia groups — have begun appeared outside recruiting stations around the country, ostensibly to protect them in the wake of the Chattanooga shootings.
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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

Disabled Americans are twice as likely to be poor as those without disabilities. They continue to face many financial and physical barriers, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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Obama's First Trip To Kenya As President Is Less About His Roots This Time

President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.
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Jury Confirms Aurora Theater Shooter Is Eligible For Death Penalty

Convicted of first-degree murder, James Holmes faces either a lifetime prison sentence or execution for a Colorado shooting rampage.
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Think America's Roads Are Crumbling? Not Quite

A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.
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How Democratic-Leaning Detroit Helped Shape Ben Carson's Conservative Views

Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community, but a look at where Carson grew up reveals a young man determined to carve his own path.
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Administration Prods States To Scrutinize Insurers' Rate Hikes

As health insurers propose their rates for 2016, state agencies are So far only a handful of states have finalized rates for 2016.
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From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

Journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin discuss upspeak, vocal fry and why women's voices are changing — and whether or not that's a problem.
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Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.
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What The College Kids Are Reading

Book programs for freshmen — and sometimes a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at eight U.S. schools range from chilling nonfiction to poetry.

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