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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?
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Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From 4 States

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.
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Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.
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Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.
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Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.
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Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.
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Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.
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Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

The real estate mogul was a pioneer of the New Jersey shore town's gambling industry. Its decline is hurting his name by association, Trump claims in a court filing.
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Truth In Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule For Gluten Free

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.

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