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Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.
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Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.
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Philip Levine, Who Found Poetry On Detroit's Assembly Lines, Dies At 87

In his six-decade career, Levine found grace and beauty in the lives of working people, especially the people and places of his youth. He was a United States Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
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FAA Proposal On Drones Highlights Safety Over Privacy Concerns

The Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled a long-awaited proposal for rules governing the use of small drones. If approved, the rules could expand the use of drones throughout the country.
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America Loves Smoothies And The Frozen Foods Industry Knows It

Less than a decade ago, American consumers tended to buy frozen fruit as a dessert topping. But the smoothie craze changed how Americans eat frozen fruit — and pushed sales above $1 billion a year.
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Commercial Drone Rules To Limit Their Weight, Speed And Altitude

The long-awaiting Federal Aviation Administration proposal could be a boon to some companies hoping to use unmanned aircraft, but they might complicate the picture for Amazon.
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Boehner Blames Democrats For Scuffle Over Homeland Security Funding

The Speaker of the House's remarks, made on Fox News Sunday, come after days of back and forth over the measure, which also includes restrictions on President Obama's immigration initiative.
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Q&A: Exit Interview With A Nationally Known School Leader

Three and a half years is the average tenure for large-district superintendents. Joshua Starr hit it on the nose.

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Some See Extreme 'Anti-Theism' As Motive In N.C. Killings

The suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina is a self-described anti-theist, what some some experts see as a new extremism developing among some atheists.
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Another Winter Storm Slams The Northeast

The system was bringing hurricane-force winds and near-white-out conditions to parts of the region, with northern Massachusetts and the Boston area particularly hard hit.

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