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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?
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Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

The Pentagon says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.
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Pranksters Release 72,000 Ladybugs In Maryland High School

The buggy mess reportedly broke one of the school's air conditioning units, and janitors from other schools had to come help clean up. It's fair to say the principal is seeing spots.
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Michigan County Police Blotter: Adult Food Fights

A woman ordered ice cream at a store in Michigan, and she had a fit when she wasn't given enough sprinkles. At a nearby hotel, two women fought over whose waffle was in the lobby waffle maker.
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Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods

Texas and Oklahoma are recovering from storms, with more bodies being discovered as floodwaters recede. In Houston, one of the most damaged areas, thousands are working on flooded homes and cars.
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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Home prices are on the rise again. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market.
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After Arrests, Calls For Soccer's Governing Body To Be Overhauled

Some of the biggest leaders in world soccer have been charged with corruption stretching back decades. Reaction from around the world is pouring in as the story continues to unfold.
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Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky's gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party's electorate voted for other candidates.
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Top Spelling Contestants Give Advice To The Next Generation

Kids from across the country compete Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The film Spellbound captured the drama involving 8 kids who competed in the bee 16 years ago.
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Rick Santorum Announces Another Run For GOP's Presidential Nominee

Former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum joined the list of 2016 Republican presidential contenders on Wednesday. Santorum, the surprise winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, may have a tough task ahead of him.

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