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    Photo: a student at Lyons Community School in New York does an exercise before a student "circle." More photos here.

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    509: It Says So Right Here

    Oct 24, 2014
    Everyone knows you can't always believe what you read, but sometimes even official documents aren't a path to the truth. This week we have stories of people whose lives are altered when seemingly boring documents like birth certificates and petitions are used against them. And a family wrestles with a medical record that has a very clear, but complicated diagnosis.

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