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Photos: Jeter Leaves Yankee Stadium With One Last Game-Winning Hit

Friday, September 26, 2014

Derek Jeter's single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 on Thursday night in his last game at Yankee Stadium. The retiring shortstop has played 20 seasons with the team.

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One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Thursday, September 25, 2014

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.

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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Thursday, September 25, 2014

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

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In Cop Culture War, No Clear Solution

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The White House is trying to reprogram police culture with tighter rules for the use of force and a greater emphasis on defusing conflict. Veteran cops say it's a philosophy may get them killed.

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Obama At U.N.: Ebola A 'Growing Threat' To Regional, Global Security

Thursday, September 25, 2014

President Obama addressed a UN meeting on Ebola and urged other nations to join in the effort to fight the crisis.

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Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.

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In Record Settlement, U.S. To Pay $554 Million To Navajo Nation

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The U.S. government has agreed to settle claims that it mismanaged funds and natural resources on the tribe's reservation. It's the largest settlement made with a single Native American tribe.

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Jeter The Hero: Yankee Shortstop Plays His Final Home Game Tonight

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will play his last nine innings at Yankee Stadium tonight after 20 years with the team. A look back at his incredible career and the legacy he will leave behind.

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Moving On: Project Helps War Widows Recover

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Defense Department says the Iraq and Afghanistan wars produced 3,200 military widows and widowers. This support group aims to help heal and empower its participants.

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Families Want Federal Investigations Into Black Men's Deaths

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Eric Garner died in July after being placed in a chokehold by a New York officer. Their families say they want justice.

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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.

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Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown's Family

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thomas Jackson said he was sorry to the victim's family and to anyone who felt their right to "peacefully protest" had not been protected by authorities.

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A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The food on U.S. planes has gone from bad to nonexistent in coach class. But airplane meals have had ups and downs before. Now, airports and food delivery services are aiming to close the gap.

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Grand Jury Won't Indict Officers In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Department of Justice says it will begin a review of police department procedures in Beavercreek, Ohio, where officers fatally shot a 22-year-old black man at a Wal-Mart store.

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Harpist Finds Zoo's Primates A Captive Audience

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Terry Tacheny is a therapeutic harpist, whose music is meant to soothe hospital patients. As for the gorillas, she admits, "I don't speak gorilla," but the primates "purr" when she starts to play.

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Liberian Expatriates In Atlanta Join Together To Fight Ebola

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A community of about 20,000 Liberians lives around Atlanta. "We all know family, friends, neighbors that are falling victim" to the epidemic back home, one man says. He's collecting supplies to help.

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Respiratory Disease Affects Hundreds Of U.S. Kids

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Parents in the U.S. are worried about a respiratory disease that has the same symptoms as a bad cold. Steve Inskeep talks to the CDC's Mark Pallansch about Enterovirus 68.

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For Police, A Debate Over Force, Cop Culture And Confrontation

Thursday, September 25, 2014

When it comes to police using force, what is acceptable and when? And are police too aggressive? Cops say they're trying to survive, but reformers say aggressive cop culture is making things worse.

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To Prevent Repeat Hospitalizations, Talk To Patients

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Part of each hospital's income now hinges on keeping patients with chronic conditions healthier outside the hospital. One medical center has hired nurses and social workers to act as health coaches.

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To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.

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