Workers crowd into the backs of trucks in the opening scene of 1960's Harvest of Shame. CBS News/YouTube hide caption

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In Confronting Poverty, 'Harvest Of Shame' Reaped Praise And Criticism
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The Times is making headlines for more than just its change in leadership; an internal review, which leaked to the press earlier this month, was intensely critical about how the newspaper has adapted to the digital era. AP hide caption

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An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World
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President Obama and superintendent of the Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., take the Pledge of Allegiance at the West Point graduation ceremony on Wednesday. In an interview with NPR, President Obama said U.S. foreign policy should focus more on diplomatic efforts than on large-scale military operations. Peter Foley/EPA/Landov hide caption

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained
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Maya Angelou, poet in residence at Wake Forest University, talks about the poem she wrote for President Clinton's inauguration from her office in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sept. 16, 1996. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86
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Prince Charles talks to Lynn Forester de Rothschild (left), organizer of the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism, and Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, before Tuesday's conference. The 250 corporate and financial leaders who attended control some $30 trillion, about a third of the world's investable assets. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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World's Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth
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The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile
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Jeff Goldblum performs with his band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra on Wednesdays at Rockwell club in L.A. Hayley Bartels for NPR hide caption

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Jeff Goldblum Plays A Jazz Show Almost Every Week. No, Really.
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Desiree Wieczorek sits in a bedroom she now shares with her sister. The best part of living in a house after being homeless for five months, she says, is the warm showers. Sarah Harris/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind
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Workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are still investigating what caused a radioactive release at the site, but organic cat litter may be the culprit. DOE/WIPP hide caption

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Organic Cat Litter Chief Suspect In Nuclear Waste Accident
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Rebecca Woolf takes a lot of photos of her children for her blog, Girl's Gone Child, but says she tries to not let the camera get in the middle of a moment. Courtesy of Rebecca Woolf hide caption

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Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories
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Kyle Dewitt was sentenced to three days in jail after he was unable to pay fees associated with catching a fish out of season. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors Prisons
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The Holmdel Horn Antenna at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey was built in 1959 to make the first phone call via satellite. NASA hide caption

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Big Bang's Ripples: Two Scientists Recall Their Big Discovery
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The proliferation of court fees has prompted some states, like New Jersey, to use amnesty programs to encourage the thousands of people who owe fines to surrender in exchange for fee reductions. At the Fugitive Safe Surrender program, makeshift courtrooms allow judges to individually handle each case. Nicole Beemsterboer/NPR hide caption

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As Court Fees Rise, The Poor Are Paying The Price
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The Occupy Wall Street movement helped put the issue of income inequality in the spotlight. But economists say there's a balance. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?
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This racially segregated Monroe Elementary School class from March 1953 shows Linda and Terry Lynn Brown, who, with their parents, initiated the Brown v. Board of Education case that helped propel school integration. Carl Iwasaki/Getty Image hide caption

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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'
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