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Department Of Education Brings Home A Disappointing Report Card

The Department of Education has released its latest math and reading scores for 12th graders. The scores offer little good news for educators, with results low and largely unchanged since 2009.
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Seeking Better Ways To Tell If Surgery Is Too Risky

Half of all surgery in the U.S. is performed on people over 65, yet many have health conditions that make it riskier. It turns out that the frailer people are, the less likely they'll survive.
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Surgeon, Mom, Republican — But Conservative Enough?

Neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has captured the imagination of the Republican establishment. But social conservatives are critical of her position on abortion.
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DEA Raids Target Synthetic Drugs' Makers And Sellers

Federal agents acted on hundreds of warrants Wednesday, in an operation that included at least 25 states.
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Justice Delayed Brings Freedom For Missouri Man

Mike Anderson has been reunited with his family after spending almost a year behind bars. A clerical error left him free after he'd been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Anderson shares his story.
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Professor Launches Academic Boot Camp

Many underprivileged students come to college unprepared to handle the coursework and then drop out. Now a Washington, D.C professor is giving students a boost through a summer boot camp for math.
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Sexual Assault On Campus Challenges Students

The federal government is investigating 55 colleges for mishandling sexual assault claims. But how is sex and sexual abuse being talked about on campus? Students from around the country weigh in.
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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.
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Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.
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Reported $147 Million Home Price Would Set New U.S. Record

The stock market has been on a winning streak of late. How else to explain three homes that each reportedly sold for more than $100 million in the past three months?

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