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More College Grads Seek Refuge From Bad Economy In Graduate Schools

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When college grads can't find jobs, they often enroll in graduate schools and recent data indicate that more of them are applying to grad school this year than last.

As Meredith Cavin reports, as the country copes with a recession and increasing unemployment, many graduates, such as 2009 Georgetown University grad Canaan McCaslin, are eying additional education as their only option.

Cavin served as a Summer 2009 newsroom intern.


Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.
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Behind America's Seasonal Crush On Pumpkin

This year, a national shortage of the orange squash threatens to derail America's favorite seasonal obsession.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Race, Justice And Finding A Voice In Local D.C.

Few writers and public intellectuals command an audience like one currently following Ta-Nehisi Coates. But long before Coates' thoughts shaped nationwide conversations about race, justice and the black experience in America, he found his voice as a young writer in local D.C. and in the city where he grew up, Baltimore.


Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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