In this Sept. 15, 1930, file photo, Coach Knute Rockne, puts his football proteges through the first football drill of the season at Cartier Field, South Bend, Ind. Rockne finished his career with an .860 winning percentage and delivered the famous "Win one for the Gipper" speech. AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Football, Notre Dame And Winning 'For The Gipper'

Commentator Frank Deford marks the 75th anniversary of the college football movie Knute Rockne, All-American, which included a famous phrase, uttered by the movie's star, Ronald Reagan.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, center, participates in a panel discussion in March. His agency is considering banning financial companies from routinely requiring consumers to sign away the right to sue. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Feds May Order Financial Firms To Allow Class Action Lawsuits

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.

"I think that if anyone is living in a place where they don't feel safe, they're going to have tension, whether that's a community member or a member of law enforcement," Attorney General Loretta Lynch told NPR. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Lynch: 'Out Of Tension Comes Opportunity'

When she visited Baltimore amid unrest, Lynch said heard the same thing from police and young people — that they love their city and want to make it better.

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Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility

One-third of women who froze ovarian tissue before undergoing cancer treatment and later had it transplanted back ended up having babies, according to a study of women in Denmark.

Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks during the memorial service for the late civil rights leader Julian Bond, who succeeded her as leader of the NAACP, on Tuesday at the Lincoln Theater in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Luminaries Remember Julian Bond As A Dogged Advocate

Friends, family and colleagues recounted the human rights contributions of the late Julian Bond at a memorial service Tuesday for the former NAACP chairman. Bond died in August after a brief illness.

Pictured is the inside of the Pavlovich Ballet School Building, home of the Columbia Classical Ballet, as electrical crews shut off power Monday, in Columbia, S.C. Gerry Melendez/The State/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School

The South Carolina flood has left the Columbia Classical Ballet Company without not just its costumes and scores but its building.

People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in March. There is a public line and a separate line reserved for members of the Supreme Court bar. Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court To Lawyers: Hold Your Own Place In Line

Rich lobbyists, lawyers and contractors will no longer be able to pay someone to hold a place in line to get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing.

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Voletta Bonner, of Highland Park, Mich., says she was pleased with the breast-feeding support she received at St. John Hospital in Detroit after the birth of her daughter, Riley Johnson. Jessica J. Trevino/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Hospitals Still Don't Give Moms Enough Support For Breast-Feeding

Although an increasing number of U.S. hospitals and other birthing centers now encourage women to breast-feed and teach them how, other common practices by staff hinder moms from sticking with it.

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Inside The Message Machine That Could Make Politicians More Persuasive

A political scientist identified optimally persuasive terms that make people more inclined to support the health care act. He says the tool could someday make it easier to sharpen political messages.

A view of Canton (Guangzhou), on the Pearl River in China, circa 1840. Canton was already a great trading port when the American ship the Empress of China arrived in 1784 to fill up its hold with tea. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

How A Taste For Chinese Tea Minted America's First Millionaires

China and its trade practices are often blamed for U.S. economic woes. But once upon a time, it was the tea trade with China that created American magnates — with some catastrophic consequences.

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