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Some Common Misconceptions About Paying For College

When calculating cost, the sticker price is key, right? And aren't federal and private loans pretty much the same? Review some common mistakes people make in assessing the price of college.
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Sailor Fatally Shot Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer At Va. Base

A sailor was shot and killed aboard a guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan before Navy security guards killed the suspect.
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Can Fear Of Cancer Keep College Kids From Binge Drinking?

College students tune out warnings about the risks of heavy drinking. Pointing out that drinking increases the risk of cancer may help, researchers say. But will that matter on Saturday night?
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National Guard To Join Search In Washington State Mudslide

The number of dead stood at 14, while 176 people were still unaccounted for three days after the massive slide near Oso, Wash. But officials caution that the number of missing might go down.
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White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

The planned overhaul of NSA procedures comes after President Obama said in January that he wanted to get the government out of the business of collecting Americans' phone records.
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14-Year-Old Texas Girl Writes Policeman A Ticket

The police officer violated an apartment complex's parking rules. Instead of paying a $10 fine, the officer gave the girl a Toys R Us gift card instead.
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Chevron Pizza 'Scandal' Leaves Small Town Divided

The free pizza coupons the company offered Bobtown, Pa., residents after a nearby natural gas well explosion killed a worker have been criticized as paltry, but some in the town don't feel that way.
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Vicious Gang, Barrio Azteca, Gets Its Start In El Paso

In Texas, an El Paso-based gang has spread across the U.S., and has also sent some members to Mexico for training with the Zetas. They became a transnational gang due to the drug trafficking industry.
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Maze Of College Costs And Aid Programs Traps Some Families

Over 20 years, the average burden for a four-year college graduate in the U.S. has gone from $9,000 to $30,000. The percentage of students with debt has shot up from about half to nearly 70 percent.
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Principal Encourages Immigrant Students To Aim For Middle Class

At a rural high school outside El Paso, Texas, the principal tries to inspire poor immigrants or kids of immigrants to go to college, though many have never seen one.

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