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Key Clemens Witness Leaves Prosecutors Scrambling

One of the prosecution's key witnesses, Andy Pettitte, concedes that he may have misunderstood Roger Clemens, his former teammate, as saying he used human growth hormone. It's not the only setback prosecutors faced Wednesday.
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At 28, A Long Jumper Eyes Her Last Olympic Leap

Long jumper Shameka Marshall is training for what may be her last shot at the Olympics. Her attempts to make the team in 2004 and 2008 didn't work out. So this year, Marshall is working hard to compete at the U.S. track and field team trials in June.
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Home Sweet Mobile Home: Co-Ops Deliver Ownership

Nearly 3 million Americans are caught in the vise grip that is mobile home living — they own their home but rent the land it sits on, making it nearly impossible to build equity. But a nonprofit is organizing co-ops that help transform tenants into homeowners, giving many a sense of stability they'd never experienced before.
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First Of Controversial Bird Flu Studies Is Published

The paper describes experiments that suggest just a few genetic changes could potentially make a bird flu virus capable of becoming contagious in humans, and causing a dangerous pandemic. A fierce debate has raged over this study for months, because of fears that the work might provide a recipe for turning bird flu into a bioweapon.
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Explosion In Free Online Classes May Change Course Of Higher Education

It's become much cheaper and easier to put college courses online, and new technologies have only made these classes more valuable. Following the lead of other top universities, Harvard and MIT announced a new venture Wednesday to provide online classes for free.
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Cal State Faculty OK Strike Amid A 'Scary Future'

The nation's largest four-year, public university system is in trouble. Professors authorized a strike Wednesday over working conditions and pay, and students began a hunger strike demanding a tuition freeze. Higher education in California has been pushed to the breaking point.

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