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Poverty becomes norm for public students in South, West
A majority of students in public schools throughout the American South and West are low-income for the first time in at least four decades, according to a new study that details a demographic shift with broad implications for the country.
Maybe we should rethink the post-game handshake
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has advised educators to rethink the long-standing tradition of teams shaking hands after athletic events. Is sportsmanship dead in the Bluegrass State?
VIDEO: People are working longer, living healthier
People are delaying retirement and seeking out job opportunities later in life according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press and NORC.
- Dangerous, deadly falls from sports stadiums A 30-year-old man fell about 65 feet to his death at an Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field Monday evening. Details on what caused the fall are unknown. There have been several other deadly or dangerous falls in sports stadiums in recent years.
Slate: Facebook is making you buy things
How does Facebook expect to become a huge business if most people never click on ads? Well, clicks don't matter. Whether you know it or not, the ads you see on Facebook are working.
- The top 10 most expensive places to get married XO Group Inc., the creator of the top two wedding websites, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, released the results of its annual Real Weddings Study. This comprehensive report surveyed more than 17,500 US brides married in 2012.
Mars was habitable, but no sign of inhabitants
By drilling into Mars for the first time and analyzing a martian rock in unprecedented detail, Curiosity team members have shown that eons ago, microorganisms could have lived on Mars.
VIDEO: Newly elected Pope Francis waves to crowd
Newly-elected Pope Francis--Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina--waves to an adoring crowd at the Vatican.
Something for everyone in this weekend's USA Weekend
From tips on spring cleaning and gardening to a March madness recipie, medical advice and more, this Saturday’s USA Weekend has something for everyone.
The sequester? Never heard of it.
Not only are most people paying very little attention to the sequester, they also have only the faintest sense of what it would do. Less than one in five in a new Washington Post-Pew poll say they understand "very well" what would happen if the sequester went into effect.
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