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The Opposite Of The Dean's List

The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.
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No Joke. Flood Insurance Rates Increase On April 1

About a million people will see their premiums double. The rate increase is part of an effort to bring down the debt for the program which subsidizes insurance for people living in flood zones.
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College Football Teams Use Girlfriends As Recruiting Tools

David Greene talks to Bloomberg View sports writer Kavitha Davidson, who recently wrote about the problems she sees in colleges: using women to recruit male athletes.
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Tobacco Firm Seeks Softer Warning For Cigarette Alternative

The product is called snus — a tiny bag of smokeless tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. A Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
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Engineer Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way

Omar Shekhey left engineering to start a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.
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Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of holidays and judicial housekeeping duties, the trial won't resume until next week.
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Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process
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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region.
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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday.
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Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

The court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs.

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