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New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots

The shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in New York City led to six days of rioting in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant — the first in a series of violent protests in 1964.
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White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.
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Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life

Since October thousands of children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have been taken into custody. Author Kate Bernheimer recommends a book to help reflect on the lives of these children.
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U.S. Citizen Killed On MH17 Lived Mainly In Netherlands

Quinn Schansman, a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen, was born in New York City. His father reportedly lives in the San Francisco area.
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Obama: U.S. Confident That Missile Came From Rebel-Held Region

The U.S. says that evidence suggests the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was fired from separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports what is now known about the crash.
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Unanimous Vote Could Mean Reduced Penalties For 46,000 Defendants

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted Friday on a recommendation that Congress lower certain mandatory drug sentences retroactively. The move could cut almost two years off of thousands of prisoners' sentences.
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After Abortion Ruling, Mass. Pushes To Replace Buffer Zone Law

Just three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics that perform abortions, lawmakers there are rushing through a replacement.
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Drug Sentencing Guidelines Reduced For Current Prisoners

More than 46,000 inmates can petition for early release starting next year, unless Congress acts soon.
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Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland?

From LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers to longtime NFL reporter Pam Oliver being sidelined from the sidelines, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the latest news.
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New Chief: NAACP Is Oldest And Best Civil Rights Organization

The nation's oldest civil rights organization, will begin its annual convention this week under new leadership. Civil rights attorney Cornell William Brooks shares his vision for the organization.

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