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Ferguson Activists Hope That Momentum Sparks A National Movement

Leaders of what some call a new civil rights struggle say the protests must lead to long-term strategies. The goal is to sustain a national movement and to get past challenging obstacles.

Members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia were accused of committing gang-rape in a Rolling Stone article last November. The article was later retracted. A report by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said the errors behind the article involved "basically every level of Rolling Stone's newsroom." Jay Paul/Getty Images hide caption

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Report On Retracted 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story Cites 'Systematic Failing'

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College Basketball Championship Games Expected To Be Close

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Humans have influenced Earth's history for thousands of years, though some scientists count changes of the last two centuries as especially notable. (Left to right) Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images; Hulton Archive/Getty Images; Liszt Collection/Heritage Images/Getty Images; Joint Task Force One/AP hide caption

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When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

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String Quartet No. 2, "Company:" II. — Carducci String Quartet Philip Glass

More Americans are ditching traditional cash and plastic, opting instead for new mobile payment applications. But new research indicates cash isn't completely dead. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Is Cash-Free Really The Way To Be? Maybe Not For Millennials

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Ferguson Activists Hope That Momentum Sparks A National Movement

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Produce is often accompanied by signs like this one at a King Soopers grocery store in Fort Collins, Colo. But customers are often confused by their meaning, which is one reason the Organic Trade Association is trying to raise money for a "checkoff" to pay for consumer advertising and research. Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media/KUNC hide caption

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

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