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State colleges revolt as years of cuts divide campuses
From Pennsylvania to Oregon, universities want more control over tuition and academic programs as they become less dependent on public subsidies. Some state systems have resisted because, without their flagships, they lose premier faculty and students as well as clout in legislatures that set funding.
'Go West, young man'
Founded in 1955, what is now known as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum has seen many changes. It has introduced more than 10 million visitors to Oklahoma and many points West.
Kentucky Senate race hangs on coal counties that rejected Obama
President Barack Obama's decision to propose tougher limits on power-plant emissions poses a threat to Democrats in the coal-rich mountainsides of Kentucky and to their efforts to keep control of the Senate.
Hospital charges to treat chest pain jump 10 percent in a year
The charge to treat Medicare patients with chest pain at U.S. hospitals rose 10 percent to $18,568 in just a year, the biggest rise seen among the most common inpatient procedures, according to federal data.
Pulling a trigger: the UCSB massacre, sexual assaults and campus speech codes
The massacre Elliot Rodger perpetrated on and around the University of California, Santa Barbara last Friday night, in which he killed six people, wounded 13 others and then killed himself, is horrible both for what makes it unique and what makes it familiar.
VIDEO: Midwestern 'beach house' causes neighborhood kerfuffle
Neighbors have filed complaints after a Kansas City, Missouri, woman opted to fill her lawn with sand, saying she's tired of watering and mowing. According to KCTV 5 from Kansas City, the beachy lot isn't a violation of any city codes.
Making the most of longer school days
Research shows that extra time doesn't help unless it is well used. With that in mind, the Boston-based National Center on Time and Learning has just released recommendations on the best way to construct a longer school day.
Three to six hurricanes forecast for Atlantic storm season
Eight to 13 named systems are expected in the six-month season that starts June 1, Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Thursday.
Charges pending against Ga. students after alleged post-prom rape
An evening to remember will likely become a night of regret for more than two dozen young people, many of whom may be charged with a crime after an 18-year-old female student was allegedly raped at a post-prom party at a resort in northern Georgia.
Twitter said to be discussing music deals including SoundCloud
Twitter is in early discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups to rev up user growth, according to people with knowledge of the talks. One company Twitter is considering buying is SoundCloud, a Berlin-based startup that lets people share music, according to one of the people who asked not to be named because the information is private.
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