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NAACP, others want meeting with NBA commissioner over Donald Sterling incident

Several civil rights organizations are applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

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    High school graduation rate exceeds 80 percent

High school graduation rate exceeds 80 percent

The national high school graduation rate has reached a record high of more than 80 percent, but disparities based on students’ racial, socio-economic and disability status remain alarming, according to an annual report by America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit group founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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Baylor students reach out to D.C., advocate for Greek housing

Two Baylor students are in Washington, D.C., this week to advocate for a Greek housing bill the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act, or CHIA.

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    Texas in its own land dispute with feds following Nevada fight

Texas in its own land dispute with feds following Nevada fight

Top Texas leaders are accusing the federal government of trying to seize property they say belongs to local cattle ranchers, a dispute that involves the same agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff over land in Nevada.

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Tugboat owner claims negligence cause of oil spill

The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.

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US weighs early release for inmates jailed for 10 years

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It’s an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.

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HBO sells reruns of hit shows to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video

HBO has cut a deal to sell reruns of many of its hit shows to Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Instant Video platform.

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    West fertilizer explosion could have been prevented, officials say

West fertilizer explosion could have been prevented, officials say

Officials from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said Texas can learn a thing or two in light of the tragedy in West.

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    Remembering West one year later

Remembering West one year later

The sun set behind West, Texas Thursday evening while citizens gathered at a memorial service At the fairgrounds off Main Street to remember a terrible surprise in their backyard—the fertilizer plant explosion that claimed the lives of 15 people last year.

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College Board releases revised SAT questions

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

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