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A new report says federal prison officials rarely grant "compassionate release," even for the most gravely ill inmates. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Dying Behind Bars

Federal 'Compassionate' Prison Release Rarely Given

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Federal 'Compassionate' Prison Release Rarely Given

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Elouise Cobell, a member of Montana's Blackfeet Tribe, and four other Native Americans led a class-action land use lawsuit against the U.S. government. Cobell is shown here in 2009 with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar after an announcement on the settlement of the lawsuit. Cobell died last year. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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National

Native Americans To Soon Receive Settlement Checks

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Native Americans To Soon Receive Settlement Checks

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Eleven-year-old Ish Taylor is charged with protecting the NFL — and the world — from a scheming supervillain in NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians. Nickelodeon hide caption

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Television

The NFL's New Target Demographic: Kids

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The NFL's New Target Demographic: Kids

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The Rev. Eric Williams and his colleague Jannette Berkley-Patton visited StoryCorps in Kansas City, Mo., where they discussed a funeral that shaped Williams' future. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

A Life's Ministry Springs From A Dilemma Over AIDS

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Can You Tell Emotion From Faces Alone? A new study suggests that when people evaluated just facial expressions — without cues from the rest of the body — they couldn't tell if the face was showing a positive or negative emotion. Enlarge this photo to see the answers. Hillel Aviezer/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem hide caption

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Research News

Victory Or Defeat? Emotions Aren't All In The Face

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Victory Or Defeat? Emotions Aren't All In The Face

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday after private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

How Much Income Taxes Could Rise: A Breakdown Of The Options

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How Much Income Taxes Could Rise: A Breakdown Of The Options

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A garden serves as the stage in the opera. Zhang Yi hide caption

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Zhang Yi

Deceptive Cadence

The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden

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The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden

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