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4 hrs ago | Stanford

Admit Weekend opens Thursday for students invited to Class of 2018

Prospective freshmen and their families attending Admit Weekend, which begins Thursday, will start the day at the Arrillaga Alumni Center.

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Related Topix: Stanford, CA

7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Thousands more eligible for clemency under new rules

Under the new guidelines, inmates that were sentenced under laws that have since changed, have served at least 10 years of their sentence and are nonviolent may be re-examined by the Justice Department and suggested to the president for clemency.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

7 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Attractive People Feel Powerful, In Higher Social Standing: Why...

A study found that people who feel like a million bucks tend to act like they have it, as if they belong in a higher social class.

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11 hrs ago | Morningstar

Seeking Small-Cap Moats: Exponent

One of the best parts about researching small-cap stocks is coming across a fantastic niche business that most investors have yet to hear about.

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15 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Joseph Badal Releases 'Ultimate Betrayal'

"Filled with unexpected twists, unconventional allies and a master-mind villain who makes hired killers look like kindergarten teachers.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, US Military, US Army, Temple University, University of New Mexico

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Reason Magazine

Promise and Peril in Tech Approaches To Stopping Child Sex Trafficking

Legislators try every year to address trafficking. Seventy-six bills and resolutions on human trafficking have been introduced in the 113th Congress so far.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News

Reuters

Lytro unveils a more sophisticated 'light-field' camera

In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures - images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, CPU, Science / Technology

NatureNews

FDA discourages use of morcellators in removal of uterine fibroids

The US Food and Drug Administration has suggested that surgeons refrain from using tissue-grinding tools to remove uteruses or uterine growths because they increase the risk of spreading undetected cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Food and Drug Administration, Palo Alto, CA, Sarcoma, Health, Oncology

Daily Kos

Earth Day 2014: Time to focus on solutions to climate change

All is not well with our Mother Earth this Earth Day. We must focus on solutions to the crisis of our warming planet if our species is to escape this century safely.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology, Environment, US News, Liberal Political News

PhysOrg Weblog

Commonly available blood-pressure medication prevents epilepsy after severe brain injury

When the blood-brain barrier is disrupted by a severe head injury, the blood protein albumin leaks into the brain and activates the TGF-beta receptor on astrocytes , which triggers a cascade of events leading to inflammation.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Israel, World News, Middle East, Medicine, Hypertension, Health

KOST-FM Glendale

Have An Exam Coming Up? Dance It Out

Want your kid to do well on those college entrance exams? We can get them ready in just a couple of steps..

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Blog News, Recipes

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Washington Examiner

The high cost of liberalism shows up in San Francisco housing costs

Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, us Travel, Travel, Palo Alto, CA, Home Listing, Home, San Simeon, CA

Stanford

Health-care aid for developing countries boosts life expectancy, study finds

Foreign aid for health care is directly linked to an increase in life expectancy and a decrease in child mortality in developing countries, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

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National Review Online

SlideshowThe Island of California

California's climate, remoteness, and left-wing politics can make it seem to many like a separate country.

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Related Topix: California, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA, Fidel Castro

The Washington Post

Upcoming talks on a oeDemocracy and Political Ignorancea at Stanford and ...

Over the next two weeks, I will be doing talks about my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter , at Stanford Law School, and at the Austin, Texas lawyers division chapter of the Federalist Society.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, University of Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News

The Straits Times

One in five thinks PSLE is redundant

EVEN as the Ministry of Education considers how best to adjust the Primary School Leaving Examination scoring system, a question gnawing away at the back of the minds of some is whether a national examination at age 12 is necessary at all.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Opinion

Medical News Today

Interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Health

Los Angeles Times

Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list.

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Related Topix: Madeline, CA, Brown University, University of Richmond, Orange, CA, Chapman University

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Stuck on a college wait list? Herea s what you should do.

It was a front-page story revealing that at some selective colleges the number of applicants on the wait-list approached, and sometimes exceeded, the number of applicants accepted.

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Related Topix: University of Richmond, Bates College, Education

Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: Common Core is coming to public schools, whether your like it or not

"They teach 21st century skills," he said. "They teach the ability to communicate, to adapt, to work in teams and solve problems, to analyze and conceptualize, to manage one's self, to create, innovate and criticize."

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Linda, CA

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