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The High Costs Of High Security At Supermax Prisons

Illinois has joined a growing list of cash-strapped states starting to turn away from the Supermax prison concept. State legislators in Illinois have proposed closing the state's only supermaximum security prison or converting it into a lower-security facility.
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With Polka Band And Pie, Romney Wraps Up Small-Town Tour In Michigan

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned Tuesday in his home state of Michigan, avoiding big cities and staying in places friendly to the GOP. Romney seemed to be using each stop on his five-day tour to hone his attacks and his humor.
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Finger-Pointing Follows Ousting Of U.Va. President

A civil war of sorts has broken out at the University of Virginia, pitting MBAs against PhDs. The first shot was fired one week ago, when the head of U.Va.'s governing board announced Teresa Sullivan, a popular and respected president at the school, would be leaving after less than two years.
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Hidden Dangers Of Tsunami Debris Cross The Pacific

Western U.S. beaches are getting a regular dose of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The first few items were curiosities — a boat here, a soccer ball there. But as the litter accumulates, so does the unprecedented threat of biological invasion.
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N.M. To Favor Tests Over Diplomas In Hiring

Albuquerque is using a new system to assess potential hires. Rather than relying on requiring high school diplomas or GEDs, they're using a test called the Work Keys assessment.
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Study: More Asians Than Hispanics Entering U.S.

The Pew Research Center has released a new study on Asian Americans in the U.S. called "The Rise of Asian Americans." Robert Siegel talks about the new report and its findings with Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and director of its Social & Demographic Trends project.
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Moon Shot From JPMorgan's Dimon Is Day's Money Quote

The bank lost $2 billion — and counting — on some risky bets. But could it ever lose $1 trillion? Only if there's a celestial catastrophe, its CEO quipped today.
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Ex-Rutgers Student Released After Serving 20 Days Of 30-Day Sentence

Dharun Ravi was convicted on charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. In 2010, he used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide. The case drew national attention.

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