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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.
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Any Easy Password Can Help Hackers And The Feds

Jeremy Hammond is currently serving 10 years in Manchester Federal Prison for his cyber attacks. He thinks the feds tracked him down because he used his cat's name in his password.
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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.
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Report Released On White House Fence Jumper

Details have emerged about the incident in September that led to the Secret Service director to resign. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service, launched a review.
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Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Decision On Michael Brown Shooting

A grand jury is expected to announce soon whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will be indicted. The city is on edge as everyone waits for the decision.
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'Godfather' Mansion On The Market For Nearly $3 Million

In New York, the five-bedroom Staten Island home which became famous in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is up for sale.
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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.
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FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

The letter calls King an "evil, abnormal beast," and speaks of his extramarital affairs, which were discovered while seeking ties to communism. Journalists in the 1960s rejected the FBI's scoop.
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'Muffled' Alerts, Personal Calls: Report On White House Fence Jumper

One Secret Service officer was on his cellphone when a man jumped the fence and made his way into the mansion in September. A review finds gaps in communication and training in the security response.
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Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

For the Angels' Mike Trout, the third time was the charm. And Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is just the 11th player to win MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

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