Riots In India As Young Activist Opposes Quotas That Help Poor Castes

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At 22, Hardik Patel is challenging the system of reserving jobs and college slots for socially and economically challenged castes. As he draws crowds of half-a-million, tensions are rising.

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Prosecutor Says Texas Gunman 'Unloaded The Entire Pistol Into Deputy'

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Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says Miles ran up behind Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth and shot him 15 times.

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Despite High Court Ruling, Kentucky Clerk Denies Marriage Licences

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Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage licenses on Tuesday, saying she is waiting for the result of an appeal. Davis cited religious objections for her actions.

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5 Skills President Obama Will Need To Survive A Day With Bear Grylls

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While in Alaska, President Obama will be a guest on a survival show that takes celebrities into the wilderness to eat mice, repel off cliffs and more.

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Brad Parks

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Acoustic tunes from this Scranton PA based singer/songwriter

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

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Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than men have. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

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A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

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The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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Serena Williams Effect: U.S. Open Women's Final Sells Out Early

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Tennis fans anticipate Williams will win the U.S. Open and tie Steffi Graf's record for winning all major tennis titles in a single year. Steve Inskeep talks to sports commentator Tandaleya Wilder.

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Self-Help Author And Speaker Wayne Dyer Dies At 75

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Many of his fans saw Dyer's own life story — he grew up an orphan in Detroit — as proof of the power of his ideas.

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Hungary Closes Budapest Train Station To Migrants Traveling To Western Europe

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Authorities had been allowing migrants to travel without checking passports, but on Tuesday, the station was closed and migrants began protesting.

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During Holy Year, Pope Will Let Priests Forgive Women Who Had Abortions

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According to church teaching, abortion is a sin so grave that anyone who gets one or performs one is automatically excommunicated. Forgiveness was usually only given by senior church officials.

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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group don't want that to happen.

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Music Release: Gin Wigmore's 'Blood To Bone'

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Singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore's soul-infused rock songs are deeply personal. The New Zealand-born musician has been baring her emotions and personal life in her songs since she was a teenager.

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Hard Evidence: Teachers' Unconscious Biases Contribute To Gender Disparity

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Girls often outperform boys in science and math at an early age but are less likely to choose tough courses in high school. An Israeli experiment demonstrates how biases of teachers affect students.

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