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Weak Jobs Market Takes Heavier Toll On Black Men

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Day Five Explosions In the Sky
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Lawmakers Rip Gun-Tracking Effort In Mexico

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Mexico Replaces Police With Soldiers In Border Area

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A beaver swims in Tierra del Fuego. The beavers are cutting and flooding forests across the vast, remote archipelago. With no natural predators, they mow down forests unchecked, and their dams create lagoons that suffocate trees and vegetation. The beavers also flood over roads and cattle-grazing pastures, causing millions in damages. null hide caption

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Imported Beavers Gnaw Away At Argentina's Forests

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Ostinato Original Soundtrack
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Minorities At The Movies Fill Seats, But Not Screens

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Peter Falk, TV's Legendary 'Columbo,' Dies At 83

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For AARP, A 'Monumental' Shift On Social Security?

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Waterfront Project Reconstructs Boston Economy

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Back To School: Tom Hanks plays a middle-aged man who reinvents himself by enrolling at his local college after he loses his longtime job at a big-box company. Bruce Talamon/Universal hide caption

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Tom Hanks Fights Cynicism With Cinema In 'Crowne'

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