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  • Map showing where some playgrounds are located in New York City.
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    6:57pm Aug 28, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    New Accessible Playground Rules May Not Go Far Enough

    Last year, the federal government made accessible playgrounds a requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But whether children with disabilities are able to enjoy their new civil rights may depend on where they live.
  • 6:39pm Aug 28, 2013
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    Rep. Mike Rogers: Evidence Against Assad Is Convincing

    Robert Siegel talks with Republican Representative Mike J. Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, about his briefing on evidence regarding the chemical attack in Syria, and whether he still has questions about whether the Syrian government is responsible or not.
  • 12:33pm Aug 28, 2013
    National National

    Two Years Later, Irene Haunts Vermonters

    When Tropical Storm Irene struck Vermont two years ago, miles of roads were destroyed and 1,400 families were displaced. It didn't take long for the highways to be repaired, but putting people's lives back together has taken much longer. It's been a difficult lesson for a state unaccustomed to natural disasters.
  • Clarence B. Jones, legal adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., takes notes behind King at a press conference regarding in Birmingham, Ala., in February 1963.
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    12:33pm Aug 28, 2013
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    For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait'

    After days of worry, Clarence B. Jones, legal adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., was relieved to stand at the Lincoln Memorial and watch the event unfold without a hitch. While there's been great progress in the decades since, Jones says, he also feels King's dream still remains unfulfilled.
  • 6:31pm Aug 27, 2013
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    Vt. Nuclear Plant Shutdown A Sign Of Changing Energy Market

    The owner of Vermont's only nuclear plant says it will shut down the facility next year. Entergy had just won a lengthy battle with the state over whether the plant could keep operating. Now the company says market forces and other issues mean the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant isn't profitable.