Lawmaker faults Ed Dept on direct student loans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House Republican who chairs a panel that oversees education says the federal government has failed to adequately protect college students' personal information ..
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Consumer confidence in October drops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are getting more nervous about the economy.    Consumers' confidence fell in October to the lowest it's been since March 2009 when the U.S...
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Boys should get HPV vaccine too, panel says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A government panel is recommending that young boys also get the controversial HPV shot. That's the vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.  ..
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Libyans bury Gadhafi in unmarked grave

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MISRATA, Libya (AP) - Moammar Gadhafi was buried early Tuesday morning in an unmarked grave in a modest Islamic ceremony, closing the book on his nearly 42-year rule of Libya and t..
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Dike breaks under Thai floodwaters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Residents of Thailand's Munag Ake village are being urged to evacuate the area early Tuesday morning, according to Thailand's Flood Relief Operations Center.
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Mother of 2-week-old baby pulled out alive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

ERCIS, Turkey (AP) - Rescuers have freed a woman hours after they also pulled out her 2-week-old baby girl alive from the rubble of an apartment building. Television footage o..
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The emergence of e-mentoring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Over the past 10 years, 25,000 struggling students from poverty-stricken schools have gotten guidance, encouragement and advice from volunteer mentors. And they haven't met face-to-face even once.
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Historic elections lauded in Tunisia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tunisia was the first Arab country this year to overthrow its long-ruling dictator. And it now is the first country of the Arab Spring to hold an election, one that international observers are calling remarkably free and fair.
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Man arrested in China hit-and-run case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 24-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter for the death of Wang Yue, the toddler who garnered international attention after she was run over and ignored by passersby, authorities said Tuesday.
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Libyan fighter: Gadhafi's body taken from freezer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MISRATA, Libya (AP) - A revolutionary fighter says the bodies of Moammar Gadhafi, his son Muatassim and a former aide have been moved from a commercial freezer in a warehouse area ..
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Divide over when to use in-depth cholesterol tests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - For heart health, you're supposed to know your numbers: Total cholesterol, the bad LDL kind and the good HDL kind. But your next checkup might add a new number to..
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Bedbugs bedevil Detroit-area library

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) - Books have taken a backseat to bedbugs at a suburban Detroit library.    The Detroit News and television stations WXYZ and WDIV report that the ..
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Oil firm agrees to plead guilty in ND bird deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - One of seven oil companies charged with killing migratory birds during drilling operations in North Dakota has agreed to plead guilty.    Slaws..
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Obama offers mortgage relief on Western trip

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama offered mortgage relief on Monday to hundreds of thousands of Americans, his latest attempt to ease the economic and political fallout of a ..
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President has plan to help struggling homeowners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LAS VEGAS, Nevada- President Obama is betting on a new plan for struggling homeowners that could help to lower interest rates. He unveiled the ideas in Las Vegas which has fallen v..
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Sheriff: 1 student shot, wounded at NC high school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old student was shot and wounded at a North Carolina high school. No arrests have been made, and no gun has been recovered. ..
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Some progress in US-North Korea nuclear talks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GENEVA (AP) - The top U.S. envoy on North Korea has reported some progress after the first day of talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program, the second direct encounter between the tw..
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Tunisia Islamic party takes half of overseas seats

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - The main Islamist party contesting Tunisia's landmark elections appeared to have made a strong showing, with the first official results Monday indicating it h..
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Hardened Misrata fighters vented fury on Gadhafi

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MISRATA, Libya (AP) - Ahmed al-Said, a 46-year-old computer engineer, joined the rebels in his hometown of Misrata and fought off a bloody siege by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in what..
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WikiLeaks halts publication

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WikiLeaks announced that it was temporarily stopping publication Monday to "aggressively fundraise" in order to stay afloat.
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