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Indiana Mayor: Police May Be Stepping Back In Some Cities

"I know it is happening in some communities," Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said, adding voice to a controversial phenomenon known as the Ferguson effect.
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U.S. Proposes A Ban On Smoking In All Public Housing

"This proposed rule will help improve the health of more than 760,000 children and help public housing agencies save $153 million," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro says.
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To Prevent Addiction In Adults, Help Teens Learn How To Cope

Many people who become addicted to drugs, tobacco or alcohol start using as teenagers. So more effort is being put into helping teenagers stop before they get in too deep.
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Utah Judge Orders Foster Child Removed From Lesbian Couple's Care

The judge reportedly told the couple that myriad studies have proved children are better off with heterosexual couples.
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As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

"The moderates are acting like conservatives usually do," Cruz told NPR. The Texas senator is positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should they falter.
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More Babies Are Dying Because Of Congenital Syphilis

Many pregnant women aren't getting adequate health care, so they aren't being tested for syphilis. It can kill or seriously disable babies. The 458 cases last year could have been prevented.
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds California's Deliberative Death Penalty Process

A judge ruled last year that the decades of uncertainty California death row inmates have to endure violated their rights. An appeals court said it couldn't uphold that constitutional interpretation.
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Birth Control Lawsuit Seeks Damages For Unplanned Pregnancies

More than 100 plaintiffs say their pregnancies stem from a packaging error in which placebo and hormone pills were flipped 180 degrees.
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Civil War Leaders — In An 1880s Insurance Ad?

If getting all of these Union commanders together in one room to pose for this photo seems like an impossible task, it was. It didn't happen.
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Amid Student Protests, Ithaca Faculty Will Hold Confidence Vote On President

Students of color have been protesting a series of racially charged events. The school's president Tom Rochon, they say, doesn't understand what's happening at the school.

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