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With Free Tuition, Mich. Students Hear 'You Are Going To College'

The Kalamazoo Promise pays for the higher education of students in the Michigan school district's public education system. It's the latest chapter in Tell Me More's series about paying for college.
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Debate: In An Online World, Are Brick And Mortar Colleges Obsolete?

Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.
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On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.
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Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.
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WHO Calls For High-Priced Drugs For Millions With Hepatitis C

About 150 million people worldwide have hepatitis C, and all should be assessed and treated, the World Health Organization says. The cost of screening and drugs means that won't happen soon.
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Many Students Stabbed, Cut At Pennsylvania High School

One suspect — a 16-year-old sophomore boy — is in custody after Wednesday's incident at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh. At least 19 teenagers and one adult were hurt.
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Police Dispatcher Listens To Burglary In Progress

Two men in Minnesota have been charged with burglary. A dispatcher was able to send the police right to the scene of the crime. One of the men accidentally pocket-dialed 911.
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1969 Birthday Greeting Arrives Decades Late

A man living at East 12th St. in Brooklyn received a letter postmarked in 1969. It was addressed to Susan Heifetz, who'd lived at the apartment as a child. The letter wished her a happy 19th birthday.
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Common Core Literary Standards Require Close Reading

The new Common Core State Standards for English have stirred plenty of controversy. In a Vermont classroom full of 8th graders, they are working on a cornerstone of the core: close reading.
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LBJ Legacy: Vietnam War Often Overshadows Civil Rights Feat

Lyndon Johnson's presidential record has long been overshadowed by the failed war in Vietnam. But the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is leading to a reassessment of his accomplishments.

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