Facing Identity Conflicts, Black Students Fall Behind
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Cases Show Disparity Of California's 3 Strikes Law
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New Cubs Owner Feels Fans' Pain, Promises Relief
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Democrats Unveil Health Care Bill
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Mike Reynolds pets his cat outside his home in 1992, the year his 18-year-old daughter, Kimber, was shot and killed by a repeat offender. Two years later, his ballot initiative for California's three strikes law passed overwhelmingly. He has fought tirelessly to uphold it ever since. John Storey/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Torn Families Show Flip Side Of 3 Strikes Law
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Former NBA Coach Switches Gears At Charter School
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Ninety percent of the Phoenix metropolitan area was constructed after 1950. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Planners Contemplate Phoenix's Post-Boom Future
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Recession Squeezes Mexican Workers In U.S.
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In a lively conversation with Scott Simon for the public TV series Backstage With ..., Tom Hanks took on the perils — and pleasures — of fame. An hourlong version of the interview will be broadcast in January 2010 on many PBS stations. WVIZ/PBS Ideastream hide caption

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At Great Lakes, Tom Hanks Gets Back To His Roots
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George Visger, 51, has severe short-term-memory loss due to multiple head injuries experienced while playing football. Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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A Brain Battered By Football
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Accidents Of History Created U.S. Health System
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The road into Shonto Canyon in northern Arizona, on a remote part of the Navajo Nation. Daniel Kraker for NPR hide caption

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On Rural Navajo Reservation, Jobs Are Still Scarce
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This retinal prosthesis has been implanted in the eyes of 32 patients. The device receives wireless data from the camera which it then translates into electronic signals that are sent to the brain, restoring sight. Courtesy Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. hide caption

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Bionic Eye Opens New World Of Sight For Blind
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Silenced By Violence, Texas Club Nurtured Misfit Music
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Underneath Main Street in Lewistown, Mont., residents like to float on inner tubes down Spring Creek. Ian Gray/Mapping Main Street hide caption

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A Thrill Ride Lies Under A Montana Main Street
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