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Teen Pregnancy Declines, But U.S. Still Lags

America's rate of teen pregnancies is the highest in the developed world. The good news is that the rate is declining dramatically, but it takes more than talking about sex and contraception to keep the numbers falling.
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At This Camp, Kids Learn To Question Authority (And Hack It)

DefCon Kids grew out of the largest, most important gathering of computer hackers on the planet. This camp encourages kids to take a hard, skeptical look at the machines that surround them, and teaches them to hack apart everything they can lay their hands on.
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Student Loans Can Dent Retirees' Social Security

Families often pull together to help finance a college education, with parents and grandparents chipping in or co-signing loans. But when a federal student loan isn't paid back, the government withholds money from Social Security recipients.
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McDonnell Touts Virginia's Budget Surplus

Gov. Bob McDonnell is touting a budget surplus of more than $448 million for the last fiscal year.

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For Undocumented Youth, New Policy Carries Risks

The government began accepting applications Wednesday for "deferred action for childhood arrivals." The program allows qualified undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children to study and work legally in the U.S. Many are applying, but the process is not without risk for some.
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Tax Credit Scholarships Reignite Voucher Debate

Several states have embraced a new way to fund school choice: tax credits that pay for scholarships to private schools. The scholarships are popular with school choice advocates, but even some supporters say the program may be open to abuse.

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