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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

The parents of a 5-year-old boy killed in a car accident have formed a bond with the sister of the woman who drove the speeding car. The couple says their meetings have eased their pain.
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Juvenile Incarceration Rates Are Down; Racial Disparities Rise

More young women are being detained, in part, because of truancy, inability to get along with their families, and finding the wrong crowd, even the wrong boyfriends.
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Mario Cuomo, Former 3-Term New York Governor, Dies At 82

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died on Thursday, just hours after his son Andrew was sworn in for his own second term as governor of the state. In 1992, Cuomo choose not to run for president.
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Ohio State Beats Alabama, Will Play Oregon For Championship

Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff championship game against Oregon by beating Alabama 42-35. Earlier, Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20.
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Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead At 82

Mario Cuomo, who served as governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 and who was considered for a time a leading Democratic presidential option, died Thursday.
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Tesla Battery Factory Could Be A Boon For Nevada

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history.
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Four UNC-Chapel Hill Employees Out In Wake Of Cheating Scandal

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Dan Kane of the Raleigh News and Observer about the faculty firings at UNC-Chapel Hill following a massive cheating scandal involving athletes taking fake courses and passing in order to maintain eligibility.
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Military's Preschool Program Considered A National Model

There are two million children of U.S. military servicemen and women. And by many accounts the military has long done a good job of helping with their education, especially in preschool.
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These Froggies Went A Courtin' And Gave Birth To Live Tadpoles

Who needs eggs? Scientists have discovered an unusual frog species that gives birth to live tadpoles.
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From Coconuts To Anchovies, Your New Years Traditions

With food, music, and phone calls, people all over the country are filling their first day of 2015 with traditions. We asked you to share.

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