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Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

Small, private liberal arts colleges are looking at changing economic realities and beginning to worry about how they will survive. Small classes and close relationships with faculty mean high tuition. And it's tough to defend the value of English and philosophy degrees in a tight job market.
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Caro's 'Passage Of Power': LBJ's Political Genius

Robert Caro's fourth book on the life of Lyndon B. Johnson documents the master statesman's most tumultuous years — from his dismal vice presidency to his ascent to the presidency and triumphant shepherding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress.
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Trade, Security On Agenda For Obama, Japan's Noda

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda meets with President Obama on Monday to discuss a wide range of economic and security matters. The visit comes as the U.S. makes a strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific region.
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Romney's Big-Dollar 'Bundlers' Stay Anonymous

Since 2000, every presidential nominee has revealed the names of influential supporters known as "bundlers" who persuade others to give money to a candidate. But this year, Mitt Romney's campaign is not identifying its bundlers.
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A Broken City: Remembering The L.A. Riots

Twenty years later, first-person accounts of the Los Angeles riots from Angelenos Titus Murphy, Ted Soqui and Rhonda Mitchell, who first told their stories to L.A. Magazine.
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New Hazard On The Horizon: Amateur Storm Chasers

Emergency responders are running headlong into a growing phenomenon: roads bottled up by swarms of tornado chasers.

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