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City Rents Rise As Buyers Wait Out Housing Bust

The housing sector turmoil scared a lot of people away from buying homes. Now, many people who can afford to buy are renting, sending rental prices soaring. In places such as New York City, they're near record highs.
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Shooter At Oakland School Targeted Administrator

More details are emerging about the shooting that left 7 dead at an Oakland university on Monday. The suspect is One Goh, a former nursing student at the school.
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Head Of GSA Resigns Over Conference Flap

The head of the General Services Administration has resigned after spending more than $800,000 at a conference outside of Las Vegas. Martha Johnson was President Obama's political appointee.
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State Legislatures To Benefit From Mega Millions

Lucky ticket holders won't be the only beneficiaries of last week's $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. State legislatures will also reap millions from ticket sales. Audie Cornish talks with Charles Clotfelter, an economics and public policy professor at Duke University, about how much states will make from the lottery drawing.
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Federal Agents Bust Marijuana School 'Oaksterdam'

Federal agents busted Oaksterdam University, one of California's most prominent medical marijuana institutions. The raid of the school in downtown Oakland and other dispensaries yesterday brings into sharp focus the disconnect between state and federal policies on medical marijuana.
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FDA To Fund Controversial Research Foundation

In 2007, Congress created a public-private foundation to support research of interest to the FDA. Critics said this amounted to a new way for industry groups to influence the agency's decisions, and any FDA funding for the foundation was blocked for years. That's about to change.
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Under Scrutiny, Some Head Start Programs In Limbo

The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start. Programs the government has labeled "deficient" must now compete for funds to continue operating. But some argue that turning Head Start into a competitive grants program will not be easy.

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