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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:41pm

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60 years after Brown v. Board, how to stop schools from re-segregating

I was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1954, the year of the landmark school desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. The struggle for integration has shaped my life from the very beginning.

'Godzilla:' What's the verdict?

It's expected to be a monster of a movie this weekend, but what's the buzz on "Godzilla"?

1.8 million pounds of beef recalled for E. coli risk

The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that 1.8 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears that they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Kraft recalls 1.2 million cases of cottage cheese

Kraft is recalling 1.2 million cases of cottage cheese that could spoil prematurely and cause illness. The recall, announced Saturday, includes the Knudsen, Breakstone, Simply Kraft and Daily Chef brands.

AT&T announces deal to acquire DirecTV

AT&T said Sunday that it had agreed to acquire America's biggest satellite television provider, DirecTV, in a deal worth almost $50 billion. The boards of the two companies met on Sunday to approve the plan.

Swiss voters vote down minimum wage hike

Swiss voters have defeated a proposal to introduce the highest minimum wage in the world. The country's election authority said a preliminary tally showed 76% voted against the proposal and 23% voted for it.

California Chrome Wins Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, hailed as a modern-day Seabiscuit, won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Saturday -- moving a step closer to the illustrious and elusive Triple Crown.  

Exmark Recalls Quest ZRT Riding Mowers Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

About 5,300 in the United States and 40 in Canada (About 2,200 Quest 2009 and 2010 ZRT riding mowers were previously recalled in May 2012 for a different hazard.)

San Antonio Mayor to be named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

President Barack Obama intends to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a government source said Saturday.  

Darden Restaurants attepting to sell Red Lobster

Darden Restaurants inked a $2.1 billion deal on Friday to unload its struggling Red Lobster business to Golden Gate Capital.