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In The Aftermath Of Charleston, Many Whites Ask What They Can Do To Fight Racism

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:49pm

As white Americans wonder how they can best help people of color engaged in social justice movements now, here are some suggestions.

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Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:49pm

There were moments of wrenching sadness during this weekend's funerals for three members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But there was also a sense of determination to move forward. Meanwhile, the South Carolina state legislature will meet next month to debate the future of the Confederate flag.

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The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:49pm

When a little startup called Southwest Airlines was on the brink of failure in 1972, an executive named Bill Franklin had a simple solution that saved the company: the "10-Minute Turn."

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For Mennonites, Question Of LGBT Membership Yields Few Easy Answers

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:49pm

America's largest Mennonite group is divided over how to handle LGBT membership and same-sex marriage. As some call for "Christian forebearance" on disagreements, others wonder how far it can stretch.

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After Marriage Equality, What's Next For The LGBT Movement?

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:40pm

One commentator worries that, going forward, other serious issues for LGBT Americans may garner less support "because it's just not as fun to be involved in" as in the marriage equality movement.

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A Bar, Blackjack And Best-Sellers: One Author's Big Break

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:18pm

Ben Mezrich had been a struggling author, without a regular job and knee-deep in debt. But that all changed at a dive bar in Boston, when Mezrich saw a local college student whip out a $100 bill.

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Prison Escapee David Sweat Captured, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 3:19pm

Police say the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in New York earlier this month, has been shot but captured alive. Just days ago, his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by police.

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Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 2:17pm

North Carolina has seen two attacks in as many days on the barrier islands. In separate incidents last week, two people were attacked in South Carolina.

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When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 1:36pm

English nursery rhymes don't translate well to ASL, a visual language. One team is merging high tech with cognitive research to improve language learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.

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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 1:25pm

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.

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How The Battle Over Elián González Helped Change U.S. Cuba Policy

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:43am

A pivotal international custody dispute over a 5-year-old boy unfolded 15 years ago, and helped pave the way to normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 9:55am

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

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Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 9:00am

The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Experiences Launch Failure

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:57am

The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.

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Kuwait Says Saudi Responsible For Mosque Suicide Bombing

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:22am

Officials say the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:03am

With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."

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Greece Tries To Stanch Bank Run Ahead Of Looming Default

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 7:41am

The country's finance minister tells the BBC that the option for a Monday bank holiday was under discussion.

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Long Before Same-Sex Marriage, 'Adopted Son' Could Mean 'Life Partner'

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 7:31am

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and his life partner, Walter Naegle, wanted to legally protect their relationship. But it was the early 1980s, when marriage wasn't an option — and adoption was.

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2 Brothers And A Team Of Mules Tackle The Historic Oregon Trail

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 7:17am

Journalist Rinker Buck had a crazy idea — and a brother with a knack for driving mules. His new memoir recounts what happened when the two very different men set off in a covered wagon.

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Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Tender, smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs can take three or four hours to make the traditional way. But Baltimore chef Shirlé Koslowski uses a pressure cooker to get all that flavor in only an hour.

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