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When a school hires its own students, it can bump up its ranking. One school employs 20 percent of its most recent graduates — and jumped nine spots in the rankings this year.
March 28, 2014
The city is so close to the U.S. border fence that it practically leans on it. Even as Tijuana diversifies, its economy still relies on the frontier. Its residents are the perfect border citizens.
March 28, 2014
Christine Lagarde says giving women access to the job market isn't just about equal opportunity — it makes economic sense. In an interview, she also reflects on being the only woman in the room.
March 28, 2014
Nearly a million jars are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.
March 28, 2014
Arizona, the University of Florida, Wisconsin and Dayton won their games Thursday night and advance in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.
March 28, 2014
Based on new information, officials have shifted the search area to a region 680 miles to the northeast of where planes and ships had been looking for evidence of the missing plane.
March 28, 2014
Voting rights activists say they're seeing a change in the debate this year — fewer new restrictions and, in some places, a hint of bipartisanship.
March 27, 2014
We asked you about where to draw the line when it comes to using phones while in the presence of other people. Lots of you wrote in with stories about how smartphones are changing your relationships.
March 27, 2014
When a recipe for Ebinger's Blackout Cake surfaced long after the bakery's demise, Katie Workman knew it was just the thing to make her grandfather. Little did she know the trial that was yet to come.
March 27, 2014
A judge this week sentenced more than 500 men to death for the killing a policemen. He's now presiding over a case with 700 defendants as the country's courts come under increasing criticism.
March 27, 2014
That means the White House reached its revised enrollment goal for the first year the Affordable Care Act was in full effect.
March 27, 2014
It seems to make sense that economic growth automatically leads to better nutrition for children, and better health. But an analysis of 36 countries finds that's not true.
March 27, 2014
The president and pope met for the first time Thursday at the Vatican. While the two men share views on some issues, the church has some problems with the president's health care program.
March 27, 2014
Initially, she ran from agents in her attempt to illegally enter the U.S. But after three days alone in the Arizona desert, Brenda lit a fire to get their attention. Her story is not uncommon.
March 27, 2014
The death toll is said to be at 24, and officials say it's likely to rise. They're trying to winnow down a list of missing persons that approaches 200 but may include many duplicate reports.
March 26, 2014
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was found guilty in Manhattan federal court. He served as a spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
March 26, 2014
The latest in the search: Authorities say newly analyzed satellite images show 122 objects that might be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.
March 26, 2014
As one scientist puts it, Bayes' theorem, developed by a Presbyterian minister, isn't clouded by emotion, so it can be revelatory — and may be the best hope of finding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
March 25, 2014
A YouTube video makes it look so easy: Nine swift strikes against a wall and voila! Your cabernet is ready for pouring. We weren't as successful. But we did figure out the physics behind the trick.
March 25, 2014
The number of dead stood at 14, while 176 people were still unaccounted for three days after the massive slide near Oso, Wash. But officials caution that the number of missing might go down.
March 25, 2014

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