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Zombie Festival Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

A late-night gathering in Florida — a charitable festival where people dress up as zombies — suddenly turned chaotic and violent late Saturday. The shooter is still at large, police say.
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More Than A Year After Near Fatal Injuries, Tracy Morgan Returns To SNL

"You may have seen on the news I was in a terrible car accident a year ago. It was awful. But it also showed me how much love and support I have in this world," Morgan said in his opening monologue.
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As Charter Schools Become Divisive, Two Parents Give Their Take

The number of charter schools that are suing the Baltimore City Public Schools is increasing and some parents need to make a choice between two big options: district vs. charter.
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Conservationists Push For A National Undersea Monument

Conservationists want a large swath of ocean off of Cape Cod to be declared a national monument. Fishing groups oppose the plan, which would make Cashes Ledge and other fishing areas off limits.
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New York City Pulls Plug On Taxi TV

Yellow cab passengers have had enough. They are tired of the blaring ads and no way to turn them off. Finally, New York City is dumping Taxi TV.
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Syrian Family Finds Support, Tough Transition In North Carolina

The U.S. accepted just 2,000 Syrian refugees this year; next year it will accept 10,000. For those who are already here, especially if they are older, it can be difficult to adjust to their new home.
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Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery

James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's chef, had skills surpassing any other American cook of his era. Training in Paris, he glimpsed a world where black men were free — and respected. Then he came home.
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A U.S. Policy Shift In Afghanistan — And What It Means For The Future

Michel Martin speaks with Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington bureau chief for Al-Jazeera Arabic, about President Obama's plan to leave 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson's Disease And Dementia?

People with Parkinson's and related forms of dementia improved in a small study when they took a leukemia drug called nilotinib. Researchers say the drug seems to help brain cells eliminate toxins.
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Built A Century Ago, 'Rosenwald Schools' May Still Have Lessons To Teach

Julius Rosenwald built nearly 5,000 schools for black children across the south. That was a century ago. But some economists thinks those schools may hold important lessons for today.

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