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American, US Airways Announce Merger

American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's biggest airline. For more on the merger.
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Scorecard Guides Prospective Students With College Choices

The Obama administration has released an online scorecard to help prospective students assess the costs and value of attending individual colleges and universities. Renee Montagne talks to Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, about the issues the scorecard is trying to address, and what impact it might have.
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Georgia To Show Off Preschool Successes

President Obama visits a preschool in Decatur, Ga., Thursday morning to tout his proposal for universal preschool. Many experts say preschool is crucial to helping children, especially those from low-income families, succeed in school far beyond their early education.
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No ID Yet On Charred Body Found After Police Manhunt

Authorities in Southern California released some new details Wednesday about the gunfight and fire that apparently ended the manhunt for fugitive former cop Christopher Dorner. He's accused of four murders. While authorities say their search for him is over, they still haven't positively identified the body.
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In N.C., Obama Pushes For American Manufacturing

President Obama is spending a few days this week pushing his State of the Union message in cities across the country. He began the tour in North Carolina on Wednesday talking about manufacturing and the return of factory jobs.
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Obama Tries To Move Spotlight Off Deficit Reduction

Preschool is just one example of the ways in which President Obama says government can play a constructive role in the economy. He's trying to reorient the debate in Washington from deficit reduction alone to wise investment.

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