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New York City To End Cash Bail For Low-Level Defendants

The $18 million initiative allows judges to release suspects into court supervision, instead of requiring cash bail. That could keep many pretrial defendants out of the troubled Rikers Island jail.
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Debate In Oklahoma Widens Over 10 Commandments Monument

The state's high court has ruled the monument must be removed from the Capitol. The governor said the monument will stay. Lawmakers are threatening to impeach the state's Supreme Court justices.
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Take A Trip To D.C.'s Indoor Beach, Where It's Always 75 And Sunny

The National Building Museum has created an unusual oasis — an ocean of 700,000 plastic balls — where D.C. locals and tourists can take refuge from the city's sweltering heat.
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Senate Panel Considers Gen. Dunford's Joint Chiefs Nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a confirmation hearing Thursday on the nomination of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "
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White House Announces Rule Strengthening Fair Housing Practices

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro calls the rule historic. It requires communities that receive federal funds to analyze segregation patterns and come up with plans to reduce it.
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Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

The state's high court ruled that gun dealers must exercise the "highest stand of reasonable care" to keep weapons away from felons.
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NYSE Tech Failure Underscores Vulnerability Of Financial Markets

Trading was abruptly halted Wednesday and remained shut down for more than 3.5 hours. A computer glitch was blamed. The White House said it was satisfied that there was no malice behind what happened.
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Lake Mead's Drought Conditions Make Diving For B-29 Wreckage Easier

The lake is home to the underwater wreckage of a B-29 bomber, which crashed on a secret mission during World War II. The drought is making it easier for scuba divers to explore the submerged ruins.
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ProPublica Documents The West's Water Crisis In 'Killing The Colorado'

Renee Montagne talks to Propublica's Abrahm Lustgarten about the Colorado River's falling water levels, and how flawed water policies and mismanagement are to blame — in addition to the drought.
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He Fled Sudan And Made A New Life In The U.S. So Why Go Back?

Daniel Majok Gai became a "Lost Boy" at age 6 and eventually made it to Denver, where he managed a hubcap business and earned a college degree. Now he's determined to help heal his troubled homeland.

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