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In California, Parents Trigger Change At Failing School

Parents in Adelanto have used a "parent-trigger" law for the first time to shut down and take over an elementary school. It's a revolt led by parents who say Desert Trails has failed their children, but others say it's not the school's fault.
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Farewell, Bosses: A Wave Of Young Entrepreneurs

Burdened by the weak economy, more and more millennials — ages 18 to 34 — are becoming their own bosses. A study shows that more than half of them want to start a business or already have.
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For Man With Amnesia, Love Repeats Itself

Whenever Jeff Ingram suffers from an amnesia attack, his memory is wiped clean and he has to start over. Fearful that one day he may no longer accept her, his wife reminds him of the memories they've shared.
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Obama And Boehner Meet Again; 'Fiscal Cliff' Still Looms

President Obama hosted House Speaker John Boehner Thursday, spending nearly an hour together in which they discussed ways to avert the looming "fiscal cliff" of spending cuts and tax hikes that will arrive at the end of 2012. Boehner left the White House at 6 p.m., apparently without reaching a deal.
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Lady Liberty's Sea-Washed Gates Closed Indefinitely

Hurricane Sandy delivered a powerful punch to New York's Ellis and Liberty islands. While Lady Liberty sustained no damage, flooding destroyed much of Ellis Island's infrastructure, and the Statue of Liberty National Monument is closed indefinitely.
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Military Homecomings Still Bittersweet For Some

Thousands of Americans are still deployed overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. A few soldiers from Fort Campbell returned home on Thursday after a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

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