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Waller County, Texas, Releases Sandra Bland Booking Video

Waller County, Texas, released new jailhouse surveillance videos Tuesday, in part to counter online rumors that the 28-year-old African-American woman was already dead when she arrived at the jail.
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Once An African-American Refuge, Economic Plight Threatens Future Of Florida Town

At the height of segregation, Eatonville — home of Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston — was a place of refuge for blacks across Florida. Now the town is struggling for its survival.
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Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez

Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez will have his number retired Tuesday night at Fenway Park. For one public radio reporter and a Boston fan, the ceremony holds special significance.
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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Janet R. Daly Bednarek, an aviation expert and professor at the University of Dayton, about the airport that was once thought of as a model for all U.S. airports.
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Remains Of 36 World War II Marines Returned To U.S.

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Clay Bonnyman Evans, whose grandfather, 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, was one of 36 Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.
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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.
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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.
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Former New York Prison Worker Pleads Guilty To Aiding Inmates' Escape

Joyce Mitchell, a former employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she helped two inmates escape from the maximum security prison in June.
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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.
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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

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