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GOP Candidates Prepare To Debate On Economic Issues In Colorado

The GOP presidential candidates are in Boulder, Colo., Wednesday night for their third debate, which will focus on economic issues.
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Hillary Clinton Amplifies Push For Women Voters With New Ad Campaign

Hillary Clinton has been talking about women's issues since long before she was a presidential candidate. Throughout the early months of this campaign season, she went out of her way to talk about being a grandmother and how that framed her thinking about the presidency. But in days since her 11 hour testimony before the Benghazi Committee, Clinton has amplified that push for women voters and her talk of making history.
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Comparing Presidential Candidates' Language To Books In 'The New York Times'

Josh Katz discusses his most recent graphic "Matching Candidates With Books They Sound Like" for "The Upshot" in The New York Times. The piece compared the speaking styles of different presidential candidates to word choices in popular books based on how complex, positive or negative the candidates' speeches are.
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National Test Scores Show Declines In Math For The First Time In Decades

The latest scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress were released Wednesday, and math scores are down for the first time in more than two decades. Understanding why is no small task.
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The Lone Star Tick May Be Spreading A New Disease Across America

An uptick in cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever may actually be due to a newer tick-borne bacterium instead. It looks like it's causing milder infections — and a lot of confusion.
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Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'

The Army has "separated" more than 22,000 soldiers for "misconduct" since 2009 — often without benefits — after they returned from war with mental health problems or brain injuries.
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Is A Walgreens-Rite Aid Merger Good Medicine For Consumers?

The deal would unite two of the three largest drugstore chains in the U.S., creating a single company with nearly 13,000 retail outlets. but it will face intense antitrust scrutiny.
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Ask Us Anything About How Fertility Testing Is Like A Pandora's Box

We're hosting a Reddit AMA tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Joann Galst, a psychologist who specializes in fertility issues. We'll be talking about the complex emotional issues surrounding fertility.
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Test Scores Are Falling. Is The Sky?

The Nation's Report Card came out today, and the news is not good, especially on the math front.
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Fed Leaves Record-Low Interest Rates Unchanged

The Federal Reserve again decided against raising interest rates from their current level near zero, citing concerns about inflation and job growth.

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