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Using (And Abusing) Data To Rank Colleges

Last week, U.S. News and World Report dropped George Washington University from their all-important "Best Colleges" list over inflated data. Some are questioning the value of those rankings, and asking why potentially more useful information about graduation rates and post-graduation salaries aren't collected or shared consistently. As college application deadlines near, we look at what information is and isn't available to students.

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More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.
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The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.
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The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.

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