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Around the Nation
5:58 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Amtrak Engineer Said Train May Have Been Struck Before Derailment

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Around the Nation
4:43 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

Graduates of a training program pose for a portrait after a completion ceremony at the Center for Urban Families.
Courtesy of the Center for Urban Families

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 2:01 pm

In a West Baltimore classroom, three dozen adults — all African-American, mostly men — are in their first week of "pre-employment training."

"Show me Monday, what does Monday look like," asks the instructor. They all raise one hand high above their head.

"That's where the energy should be every day," she says. "Stay alert!" The class responds in unison: "Stay alive."

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Health
4:19 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Baltimore Health Commissioner: 'Public Health Is Tied To Everything'

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:58 pm

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Remembrances
4:19 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

B.B. King's Guitar Name, 'Lucille,' Came From A Near Death Experience

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:58 pm

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Energy
3:31 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:58 pm

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Law
3:31 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Jury Sentences Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev To Death

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:58 pm

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U.S.
3:31 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Correction: Facebook News Partnerships, Amtrak Derailment

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The Salt
5:01 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Kale is not only loaded with nutrients, but it's become a emblem of a healthy lifestyle that's increasingly appealing to Americans ready to move away from processed, high-calorie food.
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Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:31 pm

Just a few months ago McDonald's was showing no love for kale.

In a TV ad promoting the beefiness of the Big Mac, the chain poked fun at the leafy green and other vegetarian fare: "You can't get juiciness like this from soy or quinoa," a low voice quips as the camera focuses on a juicy burger. "Nor will it ever be kale."

But the chain is now showing it some affection. McDonald's has announced that it's testing a new breakfast bowl that blends kale and spinach with turkey sausage and egg whites. McDonald's spokeswoman Lisa McComb says the bowls are "freshly prepared."

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It's All Politics
4:52 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Demonstrators participated in a March2Justice for criminal justice reform legislation outside the Capitol in April. Lawmakers who are working to on fixes to the justice system say recent unrest is pushing them to act.
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Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 6:46 pm

Lawmakers working on fixes to the justice system say that unrest in places like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore is pushing them to act.

"The whole idea of a young man dying in police custody, the confrontations with police, the looting and burning of innocent minority owned businesses," Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said on the Senate floor this month. "The question arises, what can we do?"

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Sports
4:42 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

ESPN Documentary Explores Allegations Of Corruption Within FIFA

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 8:35 pm

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