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Department Of Education Brings Home A Disappointing Report Card

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Department of Education has released its latest math and reading scores for 12th graders. The scores offer little good news for educators, with results low and largely unchanged since 2009.

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From The Ocean Deep To The Courtroom: A Tale Of Sunken Treasure

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

When the SS Central America sunk in 1857, it took down tons of gold with it. Gary Kinder, author of Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, tells the fraught tale of shipwreck and recovered treasure.

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Seeking Better Ways To Tell If Surgery Is Too Risky

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Half of all surgery in the U.S. is performed on people over 65, yet many have health conditions that make it riskier. It turns out that the frailer people are, the less likely they are tol survive.

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Sexual Assault On Campus Challenges Students

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The federal government is investigating 55 colleges for mishandling sexual assault claims. But how is sex and sexual abuse being talked about on campus? Students from around the country weigh in.

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Professor Launches Academic Boot Camp

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Many underprivileged students come to college unprepared to handle the coursework and then drop out. Now a Washington, D.C professor is giving students a boost through a summer boot camp for math.

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Justice Delayed Brings Freedom For Missouri Man

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Mike Anderson has been reunited with his family after spending almost a year behind bars. A clerical error left him free after he'd been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Anderson shares his story.

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Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.

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Detectives Accused Of Breaking Into Bradenton City Hall

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Two police detectives in Bradenton, Fla., needed to use the bathroom so they are accused of breaking into city hall with a screwdriver. One has left the department and the other faces a hearing.

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Obama Sounds Alarm Bell On Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.

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Sterling Expected To Fight Forced Sale Of LA Clippers

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

It's been more than a week since the Donald Sterling scandal erupted. The NBA players union, legal experts and others say anything short of a Sterling exile could have long-term consequences.

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With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?

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Missouri Aims To Ward Off Construction Zone Accidents

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Between 2009 and 2013, 53 people have died and nearly 3,000 injured in roadwork zones in Missouri. The state is testing long range acoustic devices to audibly alert distracted drivers of work zones.

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Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue with a difference: the performers are old enough to have been in shows like this in their heyday. After 23 seasons, the show closes in May.

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.

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Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Brewskee-Ball has built a league of competitive Skee-Ball players, but the owners of the name Skee-Ball are not amused. They're suing for trademark infringement, but the league isn't rolling over.

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White House Report Says Climate Change Is Here And Now

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.

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Veteran Horse Trainer Sets Sights On Triple Crown

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

California Chrome won the 104th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Melissa Block speaks with Art Sherman, the horse's veteran trainer, about his long career and the three-year-old colt.

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American Legion Calls For VA Secretary's Resignation

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

For the first time in decades, the American Legion is calling for the resignation of a secretary of Veterans Affairs, citing a string of scandals at VA facilities around the country.

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