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What Drives Protests On Campus?

IMF chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have backed out of giving commencement speeches after campus protests. Does it mean campus activism is alive and well?
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Here's How You Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft

Child identity theft cases sometimes continue for years before they're discovered. Adam Levin, of Identity Theft 911, explains how this happens, and what to do about it.
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Parents Draw The Line On Teen Relationships And Social Media

Teen performer Willow Smith's mom says the Instagram photo of her daughter laying in bed with an older shirtless man is no big deal. But some say it's creepy. Tell Me More's parenting panel weighs in.
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Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.
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Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been Found

The ship sank in 1492 after hitting reefs off the Haitian coast. Undersea explorer Barry Clifford says he's working with Haiti's government to carry out an archaeological excavation of the wreck.
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Parking Meter Attendant Pleads Guilty To Pocketing Quarters

Marc Corsmeier admitted to keeping $50 a week in quarters for himself. After 8 years, that totaled to about $20,000. A store owner tipped police off, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
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In Caustic Nebraska Senate Race, GOP Battle Lines Are Blurred

In Tuesday's Senate GOP primary, there's little ideological difference between the top candidates, and no one can lay exclusive claim to tea party support.
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Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodgers TV Network

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.
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Gregg Allman Sues To Stop Production Of 'Midnight Rider'

Lawyers for the singer and the producers of the biopic on Tuesday asked a Georgia judge to dismiss Allman's lawsuit to block the film. They say they're on a "path to resolution" outside court.
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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largesse is over.

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