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Race
7:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 12:57 pm

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Around the Nation
7:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 10:21 am

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Politics
7:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 11:56 am

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Politics
7:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 12:29 pm

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Race
7:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 10:21 am

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National Security
7:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

Lance Cpl. Brittany Holloway helps to direct the driver of a light armored vehicle during training at Camp Lejeune, where female marines are enduring the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms.
Travis Dove for NPR

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 11:56 am

Sgt. Kristy Rodriguez is sprinting on a treadmill. She's wearing dark green shorts, a matching T-shirt, and white sneakers. The pace keeps getting faster.

Rodriguez is at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, taking part in a Marine Corp experiment to determine whether women will be allowed to serve in ground combat units.

"A lot of people think that we can't do it," she says. "I don't think the same."

As she runs, Rodriguez stares at a photo, the iconic shot of Marines planting the American flag at Iwo Jima.

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The Protojournalist
5:51 am
Sun November 23, 2014

When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 6:52 am

Oddest thing: Thanksgiving in turn-of-the-20th century America used to look a heckuva lot like Halloween.

People – young and old – got all dressed up and staged costumed crawls through the streets. In Los Angeles, Chicago and other places around the country, newspapers ran stories of folks wearing elaborate masks and cloth veils. Thanksgiving mask balls were held in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Montesano, Wash. and points in between.

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Law
5:49 am
Sun November 23, 2014

As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham got married in California, but lives in Mississippi. Now she wants her home state to recognize her same-sex marriage so she can get divorced.
Rogelio V. Solis AP

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 10:21 am

In 2008, Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham traveled with her then-partner from their home in Mississippi to San Francisco, a few months after gay marriage became legal in California. They'd been together for about a year and a half before they decided to get married.

After the ceremony, they went back to Mississippi, where they lived together. Then a year later, they decided to split up. The state of Mississippi doesn't recognize same-sex marriage, however, so they couldn't get a divorce there.

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The Two-Way
2:59 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Washington, D.C., Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, but started out as a champion for the city's disenfranchised.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 1:03 pm

Marion Barry, the fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling health issues. He was 78.

The four-term mayor, who was still serving his third term on the D.C. Council, was famous for fighting for the District's disenfranchised, but won national notoriety after he was caught on FBI video with an ex-girlfriend and crack cocaine in 1990.

He was considered by many to be the district's most charismatic and controversial politician.

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Politics
5:21 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 7:06 pm

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