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Students get financial aid at highest rate since WWII

More college students are receiving more financial aid, including loans and grants, and most of the increase is coming from federal sources, new data show.<p>More college students are receiving loans, grants and other financial aid than at any time since the debut of the GI bill after World War II, …

It’s Not Just Federal Prisons: State Prisons Are a Mess, Too

Matt Berman @Mr_Berman<p>Aug. 21, 2013, 4:46 a.m.<p>In Arkan­sas, there aren’t enough pris­on beds for all the in­mates. Tasked with hous­ing 14,753 …

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Teen Girls' Yen For Indoor Tans Sparks Battle Over Risks

Teenage girls remain big fans of tans.<p>So a report in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> that found about a third of white high school girls indulge in indoor tans wasn't exactly startling. What was a bit startling was how the tanning industry responded, saying, in effect, that we should be worrying more about …

School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons

Tuesday's terrifying incident at an elementary school near Atlanta — in which a gunman with an assault rifle and other weapons entered the building — ended with no one being hurt after a school clerk apparently spent about an hour talking to the young man. She says she persuaded him to put down his …

Sochi Is on Track to Be the Most Expensive Olympics in History

Manning sentenced to 35 years

FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty of giving thousands of secret government documents to WikiLeaks in the biggest such disclosure in U.S. history.<p>Army Col. Denise Lind also ordered that Manning be …