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Growing old, but not together

Growing old, but not together

By Elise Grafe
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Marriage | Young and middle-aged couples are traditionally responsible for America’s high divorce rate, but a new study reveals that couples over the age of 50 are…

Veiled crusader fights for girls’ education

By Elise Grafe
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Pakistan | The world’s latest female superhero has to worry about more than just defeating evil geniuses. She has to save the day while managing not to trip over her…

Parents fight national database of student stats

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Parents are speaking up about a $100 million national database, funded primarily by the Gates Foundation, that will hold detailed online records for millions…

Russian court frees opposition leader convicted the day before

By Elise Grafe
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International | A Russian court freed political opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday after sentencing him to five years in prison 24 hours earlier. The court convicted…

Lawmakers agree to lower student loan interest rates again

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Congress reached an agreement Wednesday to lower federally subsidized student loan interest rates, at least temporarily. A bipartisan group of senators met…

Rhode Island governor kills ‘Choose Life’ license plate

By Elise Grafe
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Abortion | Rhode Island residents may announce their support for environmental conservation or the New England Patriots with their license plates, but they may not show…

U.S. and Mexico: Fat and Fatter

By Elise Grafe
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Health | America is known for its competitiveness, and tends to compare itself to other countries in anything it can measure. In one competition, despite their best…

Pitbull sinks his teeth into charter schools

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Armando Pérez, best known as rapper Pitbull, creates music that exemplifies the typical self-gratifying, party lifestyle. So, his strong support for…

Illinois high court approves parental notification law

By Elise Grafe
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Abortion | The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday finally approved the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, filed originally in 1995. The law requires parents or guardians…

Living together before marriage leads to less commitment

Living together before marriage leads to less commitment

By Elise Grafe
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Marriage | Common secular sentiment often encourages young people to ease into a marriage by living together first. One “relationship expert” compared it to “using…

Affordable Care Act insurance unaffordable for college students

By Elise Grafe
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Healthcare | For 24-year-old Dan Lopez, the $100 penalty for skipping out on health insurance seems like a better deal than the estimated $3,000 annual premium he would…

School children now targets of Nigerian militants

By Elise Grafe
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Terrorism | A terrorist group burned and shot to death at least 29 school children and one teacher in Yobe, Nigeria, over the weekend. The death count continues to rise,

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