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Around the Nation

For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah rally Friday against alleged fraud in the presidential runoff election. Preliminary results were to be released Tuesday but have been delayed following Abdullah's accusations of widespread fraud. Jawad Jalali/EPA /Landov hide caption

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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

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Mariah Wilson plays Claudette Colvin in the Season 2 premiere of Drunk History. Derek Waters says the civil rights activist is one of the more inspiring figures he has come across in the process of making the show. Comedy Central hide caption

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'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist

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Carol Zachary's grandfather, Herbert Fleming, a county auditor, was required to attend Montana's first legal triple-hanging in a barn in Meagher County, Mont., in 1917. Fleming was one of approximately 60 witnesses that day. Courtesy of Carol Zachary hide caption

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The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

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Alex Contreras stands outside his apartment in south Reno. The 20-year-old was trained to be a security guard but hasn't been able to find a full-time job. He is moving to Las Vegas soon, where he'll continue his search. Will Stone/Reno Public Radio hide caption

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Young Americans Struggle For Jobs

A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

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The response to the program has been so strong in the Englewood neighborhood that the city has extended it to East Garfield Park on the West Side. David Schaper hide caption

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

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Helping employees take the time to go for a walk instead of reaching for junk food when energy flags boosts productivity, some firms find. Jamie Grill Photography/Tetra Images/Corbis hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

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In sports, Americans only dilly-dally for crucial, life-affirming reasons: to allow commercials. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock

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The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock

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