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UC Berkeley Unveils Nation's First Organic Food Service
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Rutgers saves $300K after cutting cafeteria trays

Rutgers University says it has saved $300,000 in the first 10 weeks since it eliminated trays in three student dining halls.

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Dano
Dano and his handler Capt. Tim Pino during an appearance on the Jim Gearhart show on Jan. 16, 2014 (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Police dog who inspired state law dies at 13

A police dog who was the namesake for a New Jersey law that stiffened penalties for injuring or threatening the lives of law enforcement animals has died.

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Richard Pioreck, adjunct professor of English, creative writing and literature at Hofstra University, discusses how he uses "The Simpsons" television show and its use of references to Broadway and literature to teach his students.
Richard Pioreck, adjunct professor of English, creative writing and literature at Hofstra University, discusses how he uses "The Simpsons" television show and its use of references to Broadway and literature to teach his students. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
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The D’oh of Homer: Professors employ TV’s Simpsons

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses.

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Cuban President Raul Castro
Cuban President Raul Castro (Diego Azubel - Pool/Getty Images)
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Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century.

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Alan Gross
Alan Gross (AP Photo/James L. Berenthal, File)
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American released from Cuba was ‘trusting fool’

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Alan Gross has called himself a "trusting fool" for going to Cuba in the first place. Family and friends described him with other words: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical instrument.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike; stocks soar

The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

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Anti-Castro activists Osvaldo Hernandez, right, and Miguel Saavedra, second from right, chant anti-Obama slogans in the Little Havana area of Miami
Anti-Castro activists Osvaldo Hernandez, right, and Miguel Saavedra, second from right, chant anti-Obama slogans in the Little Havana area of Miami (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Cuban exile community divided over Obama changes

MIAMI (AP) -- Some Cuban exiles in Miami are outraged. Others are ecstatic that President Barack Obama has secretly arranged prisoner exchanges with Cuban leader Raul Castro as part of an effort to normalize relations.

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Cuban President Fidel Castro in 2003
Cuban President Fidel Castro in 2003 (Jorge Rey/Getty Images)
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Key dates in US relations with Cuba

Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

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Atlantic City Boardwalk
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Assemblyman: Scrap Atlantic City casino tax plan

Proposed tax breaks to help Atlantic City's eight casinos would be eliminated under a plan proposed Wednesday by a Republican state assemblyman.

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Public defenders, members of the legal community and others lay down during a "die-in" protest in Brooklyn
Public defenders, members of the legal community and others lay down during a "die-in" protest in Brooklyn (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Defense lawyers march to protest police killings

NEW YORK (AP) -- Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday.

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