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The Secret Burglary That Exposed J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

A new book reveals details of the historic 1971 burglary of an FBI office in Media, Pa., that exposed domestic surveillance abuses committed by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. The bureau never solved the case. Now, for the first time in four decades, the people behind the burglary have told their story.
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Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam

There's little talk of God at "Sunday Assembly," but you will find community, music and skepticism. There are now almost 30 congregations in several countries, offering what the British founders of the movement call "the best bits of church, but with no religion and awesome pop songs."
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CIA Lawyer: Waterboarding Wasn't Torture Then And Isn't Torture Now

John Rizzo, who guided the CIA through more than three decades of crisis and controversy, has written a new memoir called Company Man. He talks with NPR's Renee Montagne about the origins of the infamous "enhanced interrogation techniques" that emerged after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Texas Hires Coach Charlie Strong, And History Is Close At Hand

As he moves from Louisville to Austin, Strong becomes the first black coach of a men's team at Texas. For some, his hiring brings to mind how things have changed at a school that, during the 1960s, fielded teams made up of only white players.
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Funding Could Dry Up For Kentucky's Noah's Ark Theme Park

Answers in Genesis, the nonprofit building the park, has fallen short of its fundraising target and must raise $29 million by Feb. 6.
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Letter From Gracie Mansion: The New Mayor Meets His City

When newly inaugurated Mayor Bill de Blasio opened the doors of the beautiful 1804 mayoral mansion to the public, New Yorkers showed up in force. And de Blasio spent five hours trying to make them feel welcome.
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Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve Chair

Janet Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to serve as America's banking chief, heading an institution that was established in 1913.
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Tighter Access To 'Death Master File' Has Researchers Worried

The Social Security Administration has long kept track of deaths so it can stop checks when recipients die. And while researchers have used the file for years, fraudsters have, too. So Congress is limiting access to the data — and that has everyone from bankers to genealogists concerned.
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Health Care Costs Grew More Slowly Than The Economy In 2012

Health care costs grew at 3.7 percent in 2012, the fourth year of a trend of smaller annual increases. The Obama administration says that the Affordable Care Act is a factor. But the actuaries who wrote the report beg to differ, saying the recession is a more likely cause.
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Democrats Tackle Politics Of Income Inequality

Their embrace of the issue, which includes minimum wage and unemployment insurance legislation, has drawn push back from the GOP. Republicans say the efforts are politically motivated and designed to distract from problems with the health care law.

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