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Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money

Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.

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50 years ago, the unthinkable became thinkable

Bodies were still being wheeled away from the University of Texas Tower, some covered with sheets, some identifiable, as dozens of people emerged from their hiding places and stood in stunned silence after more than 90 minutes of terror.

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Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

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How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change

An attorney in Oregon is supporting political candidates who promise to address racial profiling in policing. In suburban Ohio, a mother says she and her friends will push for better racial integration in their children's high school. And in rural Massachusetts, a young father has launched a Facebook group called "White Men for Black Lives."

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Dak Prescott faces trial for DUI next week

Former Mississippi State University quarterback Dak Prescott goes to trial Wednesday for a driving under the influence charge after Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver denied a motion to dismiss the case.

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How the AP-GfK poll on guns was conducted

The Associated Press-GfK poll on guns was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 7 to July 11. It is based on online interviews of 1,009 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Videos

Passed out driver wakes up and slams into utility pole, causing explosion

Lubbock Police released this dashcam and body camera video on Friday of a driver who was asleep at the wheel. When they approached and tried to wake him by pounding on his window, he sped off and slammed into a power pole, triggering an explosion.
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Passed out driver wakes up and slams into utility pole, causing explosion 4:26

Passed out driver wakes up and slams into utility pole, causing explosion

Police release video of a suspect in UT student's death 1:47

Police release video of a suspect in UT student's death

▶ Sandra Bland traffic stop 52:13

▶ Sandra Bland traffic stop

That sinking feeling in Granbury 0:37

That sinking feeling in Granbury