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Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities

The University of the People says it's the "world's first, tuition-free, online university," designed for poor students who would otherwise lack access to higher education. The institution has 1,300 students in 129 countries, but it's also struggling to maintain its "free" mission.
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Ron Paul's Faithful Continue To Make Noise; Floor Fight Tuesday?

With 24 hours of nothing happening at the GOP convention in Tampa because of Tropical Storm Isaac, Ron Paul supporters for the second time in as many days made themselves the center of attention at Mitt Romney's nomination party. Tuesday, they may be at the center of a real floor fight over rules.

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Court Paves Way For Texas Planned Parenthood Cuts

Planned Parenthood in Texas is deciding how to proceed after losing an important case in federal court. A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state can cut Planned Parenthood out of its women's health program because the organization is associated with abortion.
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Herman Cain And His ABCs: He Sees Blacks Turning To The GOP

"A lot of people in this country have not realized or it does not get picked up in the polls [that] some black people can think for themselves," the one-time presidential contender said Monday. And there are more "American Black Conservatives," he said, than most people realize.

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Closing Maine Churches Auction Their Remnants

At a yard sale over the weekend, the Good Shepherd Parish in Saco, Maine, sold the remnants from three closed Catholic churches. It was a way for parishioners to say their last goodbyes and carry away keepsakes along with their memories.
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Newlyweds Strut Into Marriage As The 'Rock-Singers'

A wedding announcement in Sunday's New York Times caught our eye. Cara Singer and Aaron Rock got married in Tarrytown, N.Y. And they have chosen to hyphenate their names, making them the Rock-Singers. We hear from both of them about how they made that bold decision.
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On Katrina's 7th Anniversary, A New Storm Hurtles In

Audie Cornish talks with Mark Schleifstein of the Times-Picayune, about New Orleans' preparedness for today versus seven years ago, when it was pummeled by Hurricane Katrina. The city is bracing for the possibility that tropical storm Isaac may turn into a hurricane.
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Ron Paul Still Rallying Support At GOP Convention

There's great enthusiasm at the GOP convention — but not for the man presumed to be the nominee. Ron Paul supporters held a huge rally and party, and showed mostly indifference toward Mitt Romney.

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