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Obama Administration Unveils New Limits On Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder says he hopes state and local police will adopt the new guidelines for federal law enforcers.

How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.

Big Mac Whacked: McDonald's U.S. Sales Continue To Slide

McDonald's is not loving its financial numbers. The fast-food chain reported that same-store sales in the U.S. tumbled 4.6 percent in November compared to a year ago, continuing a downward trend.

2014 A Year Of 'Unspeakable Brutality' For Children In Conflict Zones

The United Nations Children's Fund says that an estimated 230 million children around the world live in countries where there are armed conflicts.

New Entry Program Reunites Some Immigrants With Their Children

A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.

Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.

America's Highest-Paid Private-University President Made $7.1 Million In 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson's 2012 compensation was mostly the payout of a retention package, but she still would have made close to a million without it.

Ebola Cases Are Down, So Should Liberians Stop Worrying?

The country is now reporting fewer than 100 new cases each week. But the CDC's chief there says Liberia must stay alert and not allow the presence of Ebola to become a new norm.

Inventor Ralph Baer, The 'Father Of Video Games,' Dies At 92

Video games have become a ubiquitous, billion-dollar industry, but all of the Playstations, Xboxes and Wiis can be traced back to the work of Robert Baer and his "Brown Box." He died Saturday.

How Afghanistan Vets Are Trying To Cultivate Peace Through Saffron

Afghanistan has an ideal climate for growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. But little is exported. Rumi Spice is working with small farmers there to build the U.S. market for it.

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