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Ferguson Needs To Be Model For Systemic Change, Professor Says

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Some top officials in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned this week following a scathing Justice Department report. Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad tells David Greene that wiping the leadership slate clean is a good start. Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the author of the book, "The Condemnation of Blackness."

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Shooting Of 2 Police Officers Ratchets Up Anxiety In Ferguson

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

A manhunt continues for those involved in the shooting of the officers. With tensions rising, the St. Louis County Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol have taken over protest security.

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India's Prime Minister Makes A Swing Through Indian Ocean Nations

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Narendra Modi aims to deepen India's strategic footprint. China has been investing in the islands, raising concern in New Delhi that India is being challenged in its own backyard.

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Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players.

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Documentary Spotlights 'Wrecking Crew' Behind Hits of '60s, '70s

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Director Denny Tedesco began filming in 1996 when his father, Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, was diagnosed with cancer. Many of the people he talked to, including his father, have since died.

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Kenneth Branagh Directs Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' For Disney

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Disney's dream is that Cinderella will sweep up at the box office just like the live-action Alice and Maleficent did before her. Disney aims to make $100 million at the global box office this weekend.

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Iraqi Army Faces Critical Test In Battle Over Tikrit

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

The Iraqi city is the centerpiece of a battle between the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and Iraqi government forces. Renee Montagne talks to Anne Barnard of The New York Times.

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Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:26am

In 1990, Rick Abath was tricked into letting thieves into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They stole half a billion dollars in artwork — the biggest art theft in history.

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Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:25am

Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.

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2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation's Uncertain Future

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:23am

The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:22am

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.

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'We Knew Things Were Different For Us': Heems On Rap, Race And Identity

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:21am

Born in New York to Indian parents, Heems watched the Sept. 11 attacks from his high school. The Das Racist rapper's new album explores how life changed, for himself and his community, after that day.

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