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Stories for February 16, 2013

From The Inner City: Leading A New Generation Of Muslim Americans

Feb. 16
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This summer on the South Side of Chicago, thousands are expected to gather for an outdoor festival sponsored by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, or IMAN.

High-Speed Rail Buzz Overpowers Daily Chug Of Freight Trains

Feb. 16
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From the steam engine to visions of a national high-speed rail system, railroads have made their mark on American culture.

Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Wash. State Facility

Feb. 16
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They thought they'd managed this problem a few years ago. But Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee got a disturbing call Friday from Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Nuclear waste is leaking out of a tank in one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in the U.S.

Coroner Says Dorner Died From Single Gunshot To Head

Feb. 16
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At a news conference Friday, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon revealed new details about the final showdown with ex-cop Christopher Dorner that left one deputy dead and another seriously wounded.

In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier

Feb. 16
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North Carolina National Guardsman Tracy Johnson is an Iraq War veteran and an Army widow.

The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

Feb. 16
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Just inside a room on the second floor of the Louisiana State Museum's The Presbytere, there's a large baby doll dress, big enough for a woman to wear. And actually, one did.