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15 Injured After Firetrucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:00 -0400
Two vehicles from different departments were rushing to the same fire in a suburb of Los Angeles when they collided. One of them careened into the restaurant. 
Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:47:57 -0400
"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine. 
'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:46:00 -0400
A lot of children grow up wanting to be doctors, but now some physicians are discouraging others from joining the profession. What has changed over the years? 
You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:38 -0400
Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education? 
Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:05 -0400
Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton. 
Do America's Deportation Policies Work?  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:39:14 -0400
Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute. 
Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:38 -0400
Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working? 
One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:24:00 -0400
The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious. 
Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:31:56 -0400
In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation. 
When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:27:00 -0400
Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split. 
John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:55:00 -0400
The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina. 
Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:49:00 -0400
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women. 
Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:02:00 -0400
A unit originally created to keep the peace during the civil rights movement is training law enforcement on how to be more sensitive to transgender witnesses and crime victims. 
On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:54:00 -0400
Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks. 
Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:39:00 -0400
General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis. 
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15 Injured After Firetrucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:00 -0400
Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:47:57 -0400
'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:46:00 -0400
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