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Failing Students Get 'Wired' For Success At Georgia Factory

An electric wire factory in western Georgia is staffed almost entirely by teenagers. They are there because of a partnership between a local company, Southwire, and the Carroll County school system. They teamed up six years ago to try to reduce the high school dropout rate.
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Houston Gears Up For Obamacare, Despite GOP Opposition

Leading Texas politicians have resisted the federal health care law. But in Houston, community groups and public health agencies are trying to educate the city's 800,000 uninsured residents about new coverage options.
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How Recycling Bias Affects What You Toss Where

People tend to throw whole pieces of paper in the recycling bin — and fragments of paper in the trash. Research on the trend finds that we may be acting on unconscious prejudice about what is worth recycling.
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Dad To Son: 'I Was Not Going To Let You Drop'

Josh Lampert's parents helped him through a rough period and, in his opinion, saved his life. "You do that for your kids," says his father, Chuck.
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Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A Week

Los Angeles Unified School District started issuing iPads to its students this school year, as part of a $30 million deal with Apple. But less than a week after getting their iPads, hundreds of students had found a way to bypass software blocks meant to limit what websites the students can use.
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Famous For Filibuster, Wendy Davis To Run For Texas Governor

It's been a big week for Texas politicians making national news by talking. And talking. First it was Sen. Ted Cruz, and his 21-hour filibuster-like smackdown of Obamacare. Now Wendy Davis is reportedly running for Texas governor. She, of course, is the state lawmaker who made national news with the filibuster of an abortion bill.
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With Incumbents Struggling, Former Officeholders Stage Comebacks

At a time when politicians look "pathologically incapable," voters are willing to give people long absent from office another try. If things were better on their watch, why not bring them back for an encore?
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What The House Wants: A Debt-Ceiling Preview

The showdown over the possible government shutdown is still going on, but already some House Republicans are thinking about the next big battle — over raising the government's debt limit. Here's a look at the list of things they want in exchange for preventing a debt default.
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Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease

A doctor who authored the book Wheat Belly claims that changes to modern varieties of wheat have have caused the rise in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. But other doctors have other theories to explain why wheat makes some people sick.
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Fresno Officials Dismantle Homeless Encampments

City officials are planning to remove a large homeless encampment on the outskirts of downtown. The California city, where 1 in 4 people live below the poverty line, has taken down three other large encampments in recent weeks. The moves have been controversial and displaced hundreds of people.

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