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Embattled governor resigns amid sex scandal allegations


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide. In a remarkable fall, the mild-mannered 74-year-old Republican and one-time Baptist deacon stepped down as the sex-tinged scandal …

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Fighting preventable blindness in Burma — and beyond


Eye surgeons Sanduk Ruit and Geoffrey Tabin have restored eyesight to more than 150,000 patients in 24 countries. Four million more have been helped by doctors they’ve trained. The doctors perfected small-incision cataract surgery, which takes just minutes and costs about $20. They founded the Himalayan Cataract Project, one of eight …

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How a whale penis came to the Explorers Club


A sperm whale penis, mounted and stuffed, at the Explorers Club headquarters in New York City. Courtesy of the Explorers Club In 1977, the Explorers Club in New York received an unusual gift. Unable to attend a whaling exhibition that the club was hosting, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Schauffler …

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Thousands march in Dallas for immigration reform


DALLAS — Several thousand people marched through the streets of downtown Dallas on Sunday for immigration reform, CBS Dallas / Fort Worth reports. Known as Immigration Reform Mega March, people brought signs and waved American flags in what was a peaceful protest. The Dallas Police Department estimated between 3,000 and 4,000 …

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