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Rick Perry's Ride Into The Sunset Comes Before High Noon

There was a time when former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the front-runner for the Republican nomination. That was four years ago. He dropped out Friday after being unable to revitalize his candidacy.
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Mistrial Declared In Case Of Alabama Officer Who Badly Injured Indian Man

A police officer was on trial for violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel by using unreasonable force against him in February. A mistrial was declared after the jury did not reach a verdict.
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Doomsday For The Dunes Of Plastic Balls: The End Comes For 'The Beach'

Dozens of volunteers moved more than 750,000 plastic balls this week from the National Building Museum's Beach installation to Dupont Underground, a creative arts institution in Washington, D.C.

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Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund Experiences Spike In Claims

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sheila Birnbaum, the special master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, about the looming deadline to submit a claim related to health problems after the attacks.
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Teens Who Grew Up After Sept. 11 Give Tours At Memorial Museum

The National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum trains a small group of high school students to give tours to their families and friends. But all of these tour guides were children when the Twin Towers fell.
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California's Legislature Debates Bill To Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

California's legislature is debating a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide Friday. If it passes, and Gov. Jerry Brown signs it, California will be the fifth state to legalize the practice.
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NYPD Releases Video Of Officer Throwing Tennis Star James Blake To The Ground

The arresting officer, James Frascatore, has a history of excessive-force allegations and is named in two civil rights lawsuits.
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Republicans To Democrats On Iran Nuclear Deal: You Own This

The White House and Democratic allies on Capitol Hill appear to have rebuffed Republican attempts to derail the Iran nuclear deal. Now, Republicans are saying to them: you own it.
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Week In Politics: Outsider Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden On 'Colbert'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
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Serena Williams' Grand Slam Quest Ends With Loss To Roberta Vinci

Serena Williams will not be playing for a grand slam Saturday in the women's singles final. She lost to Roberta Vinci in three sets in the U.S Open semifinal Friday.

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