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WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses. 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:45:00 -0400 
    A couple of anglers fishing off the Fla. coast hook a four-foot Blacktip shark. And then ...


Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:42:00 -0400 
    The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.


Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:50:00 -0400 
    In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.


Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:41:00 -0400 
    Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.


Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:56:00 -0400 
    Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?


U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:33:00 -0400 
    The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."


Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:13:00 -0400 
    Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese jet that made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.


Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:55:00 -0400 
    The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.


Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:32:36 -0400 
    As children begin to return to school, we reached out to ask administrators and teachers, "How do you teach Ferguson?"


Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department! 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:32:00 -0400 
    In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are trying to figure out how to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens.


Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:37:00 -0400 
    The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.


In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:51:00 -0400 
    The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.


Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:25:00 -0400 
    As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.


In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:43:00 -0400 
    As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.


Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:26:00 -0400 
    Heroin and prescription drug overdoses are the scourge of some American suburbs. Advocacy groups are trying to raise awareness of the problem with a traveling display of headstones.
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