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After Abuse Scandal, Penn State Alums Battle For Board Spots

A contentious battle for a spot on Penn State's board of trustees is dividing the university's alumni community. While some candidates and alums focus on the past, others want to push beyond the abuse scandal that shook the school over the last two years. With so much at stake for the much-loved school, some say the board of trustees election is playing out more like a contentious political race for mayor or Congress, not just a spot on a university board.
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Three Friends Of Boston Bombing Suspect Arrested

Dina Temple-Raston talks to Audie Cornish about the three people who face charges in connection with the Boston marathon bombing.
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The Federal Deficit Is Actually Shrinking

The Congressional Budget Office projects the deficit will drop below 4 percent of GDP next year and below 2.5 percent in 2015. Still, despite the improvement in the short run, the federal government faces long-term deficits, mostly tied to health care costs.
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Mate Doesn't Have Your Back? That Boosts Depression Risk

A critical, unsupportive spouse isn't just a drag. That kind of mate increases the risk of major depression, researchers say. People can improve the quality of their relationships, Teo says. Interpersonal therapy and couples therapy can help identify communications problems, and come up with practical improvements.
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Chicken Diapers? Urban Farming Spawns Accessory Lines

As urban chicken farms grow in popularity, many people are bringing the birds into their homes. They need the right equipment to keep them clean. So several business have popped up online, offering everything from custom-sized diapers and leash-ready saddles to chicken caviar.
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Luring Doctors And Lawyers To Rural America

Rural brain drain is not a new phenomenon, but some rural communities are trying to attract doctors and lawyers in new ways. In March, South Dakota became the first state to pass a law that offers annual subsidies to lawyers who agree to live and work in rural areas.
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The Quiet Strength Of Introverts In The Workplace

Extroverted job candidates may have an easier time impressing prospective employers. A study finds that once extroverts are in the workplace, their overall team performance can disappoint. USA Today "On the Job" columnist Anita Bruzzese discusses how bosses can harness the strengths of introverts.

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