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Debo Adegbile, special counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, speaks with the media outside the Supreme Court in Feb. 2013 after presenting arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Senate Rejects Obama Nominee For Key Civil Rights Post

The clash over attorney Debo Adegbile's Justice Dept. nomination pitted powerful law enforcement interests against the civil rights community.

Debo Adegbile, special counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, speaks with the media outside the Supreme Court in Feb. 2013 after presenting arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Senate Democrats Defect On Obama Civil Rights Nominee

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Current water-filtering technology is costly, but MIT scientists are testing a simpler and cheaper method that uses wood from white pine trees. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

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Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. iStockphoto hide caption

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Post A Survey On Mechanical Turk And Watch The Results Roll In

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Failures in ordinary care are causing widespread harm that's sometimes serious, inspectors say. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

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"The beauty was in the rawness," Regina Carter says of the field recordings that inspired her new album, Southern Comfort. David Katzenstein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Regina Carter's Jazz Genealogy

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