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The Online College That's Helping Undocumented Students

There are no federal laws in this country that prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college. But few of the students can afford it. Now, one online college is offering them an option.
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'East Los High' Serves Up Sex Ed With Its Teen Drama

For three seasons, fans have flocked to Hulu for East Los High. The teen soap follows its characters through the tumult of adolescence and uses a secret weapon to deliver life lessons along the way.
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The Week Ahead In Politics: House To Vote On Speaker

The House of Representatives is set to vote on a new speaker this week, likely Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the GOP struggles to define itself in Congress and on the campaign trail.
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Traffic-Stop Bias Scrutinized In Greensboro, N.C.

Data examined by The New York Times shows disproportionate racial bias in police traffic stops in Greensboro, N.C. Steve Inskeep speaks to reporter Sharon LaFraniere about the findings.
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What's The Strategy?: U.S. Considers Sending Ships To South China Sea

The U.S. and China's geostrategic competition is like football: Keep the ball near your opponent's end zone, and keep him away from yours. The game changer: China's growing military power.
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Why Do People Get So Bent Out Of Shape About Drinking While Pregnant?

A lot of people think doctors are being way too absolutist about moderate drinking in pregnancy. But the doctors say since there's no way to know what's safe, it's not worth the risk.
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Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

In 1893, a German scientist made a striking discovery: Cells from a fetus hide out in a mother's body after birth. Scientists say these cells alter the risk of breast cancer and autoimmune diseases.
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Emissions Scandal Is Hurting VW Owners Trying To Resell

As resale prices drop, the emissions cheating scandal costs customers who want to sell their Volkswagen diesels. "I think it's a tainted product now," says analyst Dave Galvin.
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Supporters In Congress Make New Attempt To Revive The Export-Import Bank

Its critics see it as crony capitalism run amok; its supporters, as a vital part of America's economy. On Monday, a bipartisan group of House members will try to bring the Ex-Im Bank back to life.
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With Switch From Pencils To Computers, GED Gets Tougher For Inmates

Formerly, the test to get a GED diploma was multiple-choice, and taken with a pencil. Not anymore: Now, it requires computer skills some inmates simply don't have.

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