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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states, including Michigan, are trying to change that.
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Crude Oil Dips Under $50 A Barrel, A Price Last Seen In 2009

In the U.S., the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen some $1.20 since June, according to AAA. The drop is linked to both OPEC's boosted production and a stronger dollar.
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'Times' Reporter James Risen Questioned In CIA Leak Case

After first refusing to answer questions at a pretrial hearing, James Risen agreed to answer some queries posed by government lawyers. They want to know who leaked information to Risen for his book.
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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.
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Some Gay Couples In Florida Can Get Married Today

A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.
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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.
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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.
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Oh, It's Winter: Huge Swath Of U.S. Will Be Bitterly Cold

Some parts of Wisconsin will see a windchill of 30 below, and most of the country — all the way down to Florida — will see temperatures plunge.
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N.J. Gov. Christie Proud To Be A Dallas Cowboys' Fan

Christie attended Sunday's playoff game between Dallas and the Detroit Lions. He hugged owner Jerry Jones when the Cowboys won. Many in his state ask why he doesn't follow teams closer to New Jersey.

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