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5 Things You Should Know About Scott Walker

The Wisconsin governor's rise in the GOP has been swift, helped by his crusade against public sector unions. But the 47-year-old presidential hopeful has been a candidate in the making for years.
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Now In Theaters, Video Game Tournaments On The Really Big Screen

Gaming is moving beyond the living room and into movie theaters, with promoters hoping to expand big-screen play nationwide. For participants, it's a chance to socialize while doing what they love.

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A Tall Assignment: Overcome Your Fear Of Heights, 555 Feet In The Air

Jesse Brown has a fear of heights, but a need for money. When his job as an electrician required him to climb to the very tiptop of the Washington Monument, he had to figure out a plan.
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For Families Of Heroin Addicts, Comfort Comes In Sharing Their Stories

Parents who have lost children to addiction and overdose gather at a weekly support group south of Los Angeles. In relating their stories, they hope to cope with a pain that's growing all too common.
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The Most Important IPOs Aren't Necessarily The Biggest

What do Ford, Netscape and Apple all have in common? Marli Guzzetta of Inc. magazine tells NPR's Arun Rath they all count as examples of initial public offerings that helped change America.
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What's Next For Reddit?

Ellen Pao stepped down Friday amid criticism following the company's dismissal of a popular employee. The challenge ahead will be keeping Reddit an open and vital community — and a profitable one.
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He's Shared 'Every Single Word' — But It's The Silence That Rings Louder

The video series by Dylan Marron lays bare the film industry's lack of diversity: By cutting all but the dialogue from nonwhite characters, the actor points out how little Hollywood gives them to say.
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Elephants Never Forget — And At 6 Stories Tall, This One's Unforgettable

Lucy the Elephant is the oldest roadside attraction in America. Saved from the wrecking ball, she's a survivor among the increasingly endangered species of American roadside oddities.
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Serena Williams Wins 21st Grand Slam Title At Wimbledon

For Williams, it leaves her one shy of Steffi Graf and at third place for the all-time women's Grand Slam record.
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Stocks Manage To Bounce, But Commodity Prices Are Swooning

Prices for raw materials, such as iron ore, copper and oil, are down dramatically from last year. The price plunge helps contain inflation for consumers, but is tough on mining and drilling companies.

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