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In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:45:26 -0400
Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races. 
Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:40:03 -0400
Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents. 
Millennials Continue Urbanization Of America, Leaving Small Towns  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:38:00 -0400
Cheap real estate and widespread Wi-Fi haven't been enough to overcome the lure of the urban lifestyle. In fact, the number of millennials is growing fastest in some of the most expensive places. 
California Proposition Re-evaluates Approach To Crime  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
California's Proposition 47 would make several nonviolent crimes into misdemeanors, like forgery, drug possession for personal use, and petty theft. The idea is to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state. The move is part of a backlash against the state's three-strikes-you're-out law, passed 20 years ago. 
What Ferguson, Mo., Could Learn From A Small Michigan Town  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
Eleven years ago, Benton Harbor, Mich., was a lot like Ferguson, Mo. It was a small town where racial tension with police reached a boiling point. Afterward there were promises of change for the city. 
After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll. 
U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately. 
After Narrow Loss In 2012, GOP's Mia Love Finds New Strength In Utah  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
Mia Love is running again in Utah's 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012. Now front-runner, she could become the first black female Republican elected to Congress. 
The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference? 
Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.  
Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:48:00 -0400
Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city. 
When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:00 -0400
Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming. 
One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0400
When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row. 
Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:46:00 -0400
Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved. 
Indiana Officials Say Man Has Led Them To Multiple Bodies  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:37:00 -0400
Suspect Darren Vann confessed to one murder, with which he has been charged, and subsequently led police to six other corpses in northwestern Indiana, authorities say.