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Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

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UNC: Experts see flaws in whistleblower work

The University of North Carolina says that three independent experts in the field of adult literacy have finished a university-commissioned review of whistleblower Mary Willingham's research and found flaws in her claims that some athletes were readi...

Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

Abortion rights, anti-abortion supporters

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Judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that North Dakota's abortion law, considered one of the most restrictive in the nation, is unconstitutional.

South Korean ferry sinks, rescuers

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

What caused South Korean ferry to sink?

As divers searched frigid waters off South Korea in low visibility, hoping to save hundreds of passengers, a dominant theory emerged about how the ferry sank on Wednesday.

South Korean ferry sinks

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Shipwreck: Passengers 'forced to stay put'

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.

"Don't move," a voice warned, according to ...

US Airways tweet

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US Airways won't fire worker who sent lewd tweet

The US Airways employee responsible for sending out a pornographic tweet Monday will not be fired, the company said, because it was a mistake.

Heartbleed security flaw

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Canadians arrest a Heartbleed hacker

Canadian mounties have arrested a teenager who, they say, used the Heartbleed Internet bug to hack into the country's tax agency.

Ukrainian helicopters

Reuters

Ukraine military push appears to stall

Ukraine's attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants appeared to stall on Wednesday.

In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of Kramatorsk in the morning later showed up carrying Russian flags in Slaviansk.

Russia...

Stock Exchange floor 10_19_12

Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Feel good Wednesday: Markets up 1%

Investors did a happy dance on Wednesday as earnings, economic data and Janet Yellen brought good news.

The Dow soared 162 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both bounced over 1%.

Despite a lot of choppiness in the markets in recent weeks, Wednesday...

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