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Man Turns Himself In After Google Search Tells Him He's Wanted

Recently, Christopher Viatafa did something many of us have done: He Googled his own name. But what he found was not so normal. It was his own face, on Northern California's "Most Wanted" website.
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Unions Mobilize To Fight Political Novice In Illinois' GOP Primary

Republicans hope to take the governor's mansion in Democratic Illinois. If Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination as predicted Tuesday, he'll take on incumbent Pat Quinn, who has lost popularity.
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Balancing College Dreams With The Reality Of Finances

As part of a monthlong look at how American families are paying for college, David Greene talks to a senior and his mother about applying to colleges and waiting to hear about financial aid.
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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
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Paying For College: No Easy Answers For Many Families

After adjusting for inflation, the cost of tuition more than tripled between 1973 and 2013. That reality has been forcing more and more students to take on staggering debts.
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Uniform Rule May Keep Religious Americans From Military Service

Observant Sikhs need to get an exemption in order to keep maintain long hair and beards. One service member who is Sikh says the application process has a chilling effect on those who want to serve.
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Westboro Baptist Founder Is 'On The Edge Of Death,' Son Says

Fred Phelps is in hospice care and has been excommunicated from the church he founded in Topeka, his son Nathan wrote in a statement he posted to Facebook on Saturday night.
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Kansas Legislature Scolds Itself Over Slew Of Contentious Bills

From spanking children to denying service to gay couples, legislation in Kansas has been stirring up controversy. Some lawmakers argue their colleagues are drifting from the important issues.
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Photo Identification: The 'Best And Worst Way' To ID People

How reliably can we find the fakes? A new study says the more forgeries people come across, the better they are at spotting them. But there are multiple traps that can cloud screeners' judgment.
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Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

A group of physicists banned PowerPoint from forums, and they're aren't the only people who say we should cut back on slide-based presentations: Others include Amazon, LinkedIn and NASA.

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