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Only 65% of college presidents say getting a good job matters

Gallup released a survey today probing the various and sundry opinions of some 889 college and university presidents about the state of higher ed, and a few of their results have left me at a complete loss. Specifically, I’m talking the responses charted out below, asking how important employment …

NRA annual meeting convenes as gun-control debate rages

HOUSTON – A thousand miles couldn’t keep them away.<p>Bob Kittredge, 73, and his wife drove from Port St. Lucie, Fla., this week to attend the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. They are just two of the more than 70,000 people expected at the event, which opens Friday and runs through …

The College Grad Recovery Continues

Stay in school, kids<p>(Reuters)<p>The rumors of the recovery's demise are greatly exaggerated. It turns out it's the same as it ever was: slow and steady, but real nonetheless. If you graduated from college, that is.<p>The past few years have been an economic Groundhog day. Despite the biggest spending …

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In Houston, an NRA Victory Lap

The National Rifle Association is not known as a home for academics, but on the opening day of the NRA’s 142nd Annual Meetings and Exhibitions, the …

College Graduates' Expectations Are Out Of Line with Reality, Says Study

A new poll by consulting firm Accenture shows some striking gaps between the expectations of graduating seniors about the world of work and the experiences of recent grads who are already in the workforce. Only 18% of pending 2013 grads plan to get a graduate degree to get ahead in their career. By …

Iowa sex offenders issued gun permits

Some law enforcement officials expressed concern that state law allows offenders to easily obtain permits.<p>DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Joshua Duehr is one of more than 50 sex offenders in Iowa who can carry a gun in public.<p>"I don't leave the house without one," said Duehr, who lives in Dubuque.<p>It's legal — and …

Saudi Arabia to allow girls to play sport at private schools

Saudi Arabian girls will be allowed to play sport in private schools for the first time in the latest in a series of incremental changes aimed at …

Study: Many suicidal kids have access to guns at home

Nearly 20% of children and young people at risk for suicide say there's a gun in their home, new research shows. And among these youth, 15% know how to get their hands on both the gun and bullets.<p>Nearly 20% of children and young people at risk for suicide say there's a gun in their home, new …

After 34 years, a measure of justice in India

The night Satya Rani Chadha's pensive, almond-eyed daughter Shashi Bala burned to death, her son-in-law told her it was a tragic accident. Ms. Chadha didn't believe it for a minute.<p>Just two days earlier, that same son-in-law had sat on her couch demanding that his in-laws buy him a scooter, and …

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The NRA's Victory Lap Has Gun Control Advocates Looking for a Breakthrough

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As Congress returns to a continued hiatus in the Senate's push for a return to expanded gun control …

One reason H&M’s swimsuit model might have a “little tummy”

<i>This post has been updated to reflect comment from H&M.</i><p>In March, images of a set of retail mannequins—purportedly discovered at a flagship location of Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M—cascaded across the social web, receiving millions of likes and shares after being posted on the Facebook page of …

Military sex assault monitor accused of sex assault

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, which has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal at its major training base, suffered another embarrassment Monday with the revelation that its chief sexual assault prevention officer was arrested over the weekend for allegedly groping a woman.<p>Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, …

Free Shotguns In 15 Cities, Courtesy Of The Armed Citizens Project

A new gun advocacy group has a bold idea it says will stem gun violence while enlisting more Americans to oppose gun control. How do they plan to do …

Ecuador Faces a Diplomatic Crisis After Its Envoy to Peru Brawled with Two Women at a Supermarket

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The situation has turned from bad to worse to absurd in Peru, where the Ecuadorian ambassador is …

Finland 'world's best place to be a mother'

A new report by Save the Children has found that the exceptional care and advice given to new parents in Finland make it the world's best place to be a mother.<p>According to the charity's State of the World’s Mothers report, Scandinavian countries make up four of the five best places in the world in …

Ayotte says she backs gun checks

Facing a wave of intense criticism and plunging poll numbers after opposing a bill to expand background checks on gun purchases, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte tried some damage control in an op-ed published Monday.<p>“Out of state special interests are running false ads attacking me and even lying …

Opposition to Expanded Gun Background Checks Is Starting to Waver

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona appears to be reversing his opposition to the background check …

Anne Frank's Diary in US schools censorship battle

Free speech advocates in America have slammed a call to ban The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank from schools in Michigan because it contains …

Charles Ramsey Interview on Helping Rescue Amanda Berry: Missing Cleveland Girls Found

Charles Ramsey Is an Internet Hero for All the Wrong Reasons

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>No one is saying that Charles Ramsey isn't worthy of the "hero" mantle. He helped save three women …

Secret Ad Message Targets Kids

What if you had a message that you wanted to reach abused kids, but not their abusers? A Spanish group, Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation (ANAR) came up with a novel solution. As described at Gizmodo, they developed an outdoor ad that uses a lenticular lens layer to show different …

US gun homicides at 20-year low, surveys say

<b>Gun homicides in the United States have fallen sharply since peaking in 1993, two studies have found.</b><p>The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said firearms-related homicides had dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 - a reduction of 39%.<p>Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to …