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'After Midnight,' And The Cotton Club Is Swinging Again

The legendary Harlem nightclub and the artists and music it's synonymous with are being celebrated in a new Broadway revue. Jeff Lunden talks to cast members and the creators about the pleasures and perils of paying homage to a place with a problematic history.

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Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault

Only one quarter of young teens are getting enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organized sports often aren't enough to meet that hour a day goal. But parents can help by building more activity into family life.

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Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much Too Soon

Sports medicine doctors say they've seen a rise in overuse injuries among kids who train long and hard.

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Residents enjoy a meal at the Quilombo Sacopa in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. Brazil has some 3,000 quilombo communities, which were formed by runaway slaves, dating to the 19th century. Residents have been promised ownership of their land but say the legal process has moved slowly. Victor R. Caivano/AP hide caption

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For Descendants Of Brazil's Slaves, A Quest For Land

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Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault

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Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much

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The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment

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Seun Summers (left) and Idris Brewster have been best friends since before they were kindergartners. They're both college sophomores today, and their parents say each is thriving in his respective school. (Seun is at York College, part of The City University of New York; Idris is at Occidental College in Los Angeles.) Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School

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'After Midnight,' And The Cotton Club Is Swinging Again

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