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Michael Brown Family To Sue Officer Wilson, City Of Ferguson

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Even though prosecutors declined to charge former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, his parents say someone needs to be held responsible for his death.

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Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephants By 2018

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will stop using elephants in shows by 2018. Members of the public have voiced concerns about how the animals are treated.

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Defying The Capitol Hill Sledding Ban In The Name Of Winter Fun

Thursday, March 05, 2015

During Thursday's snow storm, some people in Washington, D.C., defied an 1876 U.S. Code that bans sledding on Capitol Hill.

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Motorists Stranded On Kentucky Highways Due To Heavy Snow

Thursday, March 05, 2015

More than 600 cars have been stranded on Kentucky highways since Wednesday night with limited access to food, gas and water.

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The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

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A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?

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Study: At 'Rate My Professors,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.

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Ferguson Police Begin Reform Following DOJ Report, Mayor Says

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles said in a press conference Wednesday that the city began working to improve relations between police and the public before the release of the DOJ report.

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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

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Why Is Milwaukee So Bad For Black People?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

It might surprise you that Wisconsin schools hand out suspensions to black students at the highest rate in the country. If so, you've probably never lived in Milwaukee.

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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.

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Plane Skids Off Runway At New York's LaGuardia; 6 Injured

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Delta Air Lines flight inbound from Atlanta ran into a fence on the side of the tarmac. A spokesman for the Port Authority said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

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At Boston Marathon Bombing Trial, 'Graphic And Grueling' Testimony

Thursday, March 05, 2015

On the second day of Dzhokar Tsarnaev's trial, an amputee wept as she recalled seeing her foot just barely dangling from her leg. Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted in the 2013 attack.

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Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the Mid-Atlantic. A slippery "wintry mix" caused the closing of federal government offices.

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Morning Edition

Ohio House Votes To Make 'Hang On Sloopy' State's Rock Song

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The song has been a crowd favorite at Ohio State University games since the school's marching band first performed it in 1965. But hang on, the state Senate still has to pass the measure.

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Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Drugs For Dementia Patients

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Non-drug approaches for treating aggression and other symptoms of dementia work better than antipsychotic drugs, a study finds, and are less risky. That includes teaching caregivers how to respond.

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Clinton's Private Email Server Has Advantages, Vulnerabilities

Thursday, March 05, 2015

While many of those messages are tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, it's not clear they are well-protected from hackers.

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Report Finds Ferguson Polarized But Mayor Says Change Is Underway

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A Justice Department report finds systematic racial bias in how the city treats its African American citizens. Some residents doubt tensions between police and black residents will abate quickly.

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Money Drove Criminal Justice System In Ferguson, DOJ Report Says

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Justice Department says police and courts in Ferguson, Mo., violated black residents' civil rights because officials saw them as a source of revenue. They were given excessive fines and fees.

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U.S. Government Teams Up With Private Sector To Stave Off Cocoa Crisis

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Chocolate is increasingly popular and under assault from diseases that infect cocoa plants. Scientists are working to find varieties that will resist diseases and keep the world's sweet tooth happy.

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