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Technology vs. privacy: Drones stir up a whirlwind

 When there's a natural disaster, a drone is the logical go-to for journalists; but what are the potential consequences of using them?

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Kids of color suffer worse outcomes from childhood cancer

In addition to funding problems for research into childhood cancers, there are also serious disparities in mortality rates. 

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Defying high court, Va. Gov. McAuliffe moves to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

The Virginia Supreme Court struck down the governor's restoration of voting rights for ex-felons. But McAuliffe has a back-up plan.

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GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

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Florida beach town says “no” to hate

People in the small Florida town of New Smyrna Beach gathered Sunday, Mar. 13 for "Neighbors Together."

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Mexico offers to build the border wall!

As many present-day American citizens of Mexican and Indigenous ancestry like to say, "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us."

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In Bay Area, leaders of many faiths condemn Islamophobia

Expressing solidarity with Muslims under attack, he declared, "If any mother has to fear for her child going to school, our community has failed."

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San Francisco residents demand police chief’s resignation over Mario Woods shooting

Chants such as "Our community is under attack. What do we do? Stand up fight back" rang out in front of City Hall.

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Booksellers and librarians file brief in new NSA spy case

Groups urge a federal court to limit the NSA's surveillance of international electronic communications, including those relating to the purchase and use of books.

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Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.

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