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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

The Lumina Foundation says nearly 40 percent of adults held college degrees in 2012 — the biggest one-year jump since 2008. And it says that 60 percent college attainment is "within reach" by 2025.
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Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan

People aren't locked into the plan they chose through the health exchanges if their income changes during the year. But you've got just 60 days to make the switch to a cheaper plan.
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action

In a 6-2 decision, the justices said the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to set aside as discriminatory the state's voter-approved ban on race-conscious college admissions.
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Feds Say Powdered Alcohol Not Ready Yet

We reported Monday on plans to sell Palcohol, mixed drinks to which you just add water. Federal regulators say they were wrong to say Palcohol was ready for market. The label was approved in error.
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49ers Fans Seeing Red Over Transit Color Proposal

The Bay Area Rapid Transit is proposing to change the systems seats to bright green and blue — just like the Seattle Seahawks colors. One San Francisco fan has started a petition against the change.
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Wheel Well Stowaway Was 'Runaway Kid With A Bad Idea'

The California teen "ran for the nearest plane," according to the FBI. He ended up riding for 5 1/2 hours to Hawaii, and luckily survived the thin air and freezing temperatures.
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Supreme Court Case Could Change How You Watch TV

Aereo offers consumers in 11 cities a cheap way to watch local stations that deliver network TV shows. The networks contend that Aereo uses a gimmick to thwart the economic vitality of their business.
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For Early Childhood Education, Tulsa, Okla., Stands Out

Many states are planning to expand early childhood education programs, but what constitutes a high-quality pre-K program? Researchers say the city of Tulsa, Okla., has come up with a winning formula.
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What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.
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Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday testing whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during an election campaign.

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