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  1. College students report more stress, less time to socializeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo, students march under Sather Gate during a tuition hike protest at the University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. High school seniors across the United States are spending much less time partying and socializing with friends than their parents' generation and report having a much lower sense of emotional well-being when they get to college, according to a new survey of college freshmen released Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.

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  2. Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    In this March 9, 2005, file photo, Charles Townes speaks after winning the Templeton Prize in New York. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died.

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  3. Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    In this March 9, 2005, file photo, Charles Townes speaks after winning the Templeton Prize in New York. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died.

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  4. Clodfelter: City must discuss new revenue for transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter said the city should discuss new ways to fund transit during his "state of the city" speech Tuesday, though he cautioned he didn't want to get ahead of City Council on making any recommendations. The Charlotte Area Transit System is funded by a half-cent sales tax that was first levied in 1998.

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  5. In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move inRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    In this Dec. 2, 2014 photo, Loly Garcia works on a computer at her home in El Jebel, Colo., a small community about 20 miles northwest of Aspen, Colo. Garcia has taken lower-paying jobs in order to work closer to home.

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  6. As Oregon and Ohio State go for glory, their conferences collect the spoilsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    For all the excitement and hype, the winner of Monday's first College Football Playoff championship game will get very little direct financial reward. There will be some indirect financial benefit, such as increased donor gifts, but even these amounts probably will be limited, sports business experts say.

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  7. Mexican-American author Michele Serros dies at age 48Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    BERKELEY, Calif. Michele Serros, a short story writer, essayist and poet whose wry and witty observations on growing up Mexican-American in Southern California became required reading in many ethnic studies courses, has died at age 48. Serros died Sunday at her home in Berkeley, California, after a 20-month battle with a rare form of oral cancer, said her husband, Antonio Magana.

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  8. Mecklenburg task force work to lift poor to likely begin in FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    The task force charged with finding solutions to overcoming poverty in Mecklenburg County will go even deeper than the academic study that surprised leaders and spurred the group's need, its co-chair said Wednesday. U.S. Bank executive Dee O'Dell, who is chairing the task force with physician and Novant Health executive Ophelia Garmon-Brown, said the task force will take a three-phase approach to study the problem.

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  9. Charlotte family has 3 jobs and still struggles with billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    Send checks to: The Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 37269, Charlotte, NC 28237-7269. To donate online: charlotteobserver.com/emptystockingfund and use PayPal.

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  10. Artists take credit for hanging black effigiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    BERKELEY, Calif. Authorities at a Northern California university no longer view the three cardboard images of black lynching victims found hanging on campus as a hate crime after a note claimed responsibility.

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  11. Black effigies hanged on Berkeley campus spur debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    BERKELEY, Calif. Effigies of black lynching victims found hanging on a Northern California college campus have sparked debate over whether the images are powerful protest art or just plain tasteless and racist.

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  12. Police demonstrations inspire new protest songsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    BERKELEY, Calif. Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

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  13. Hundreds march in fourth day of protests in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    California Highway Patrol Officer Kopriva keeps protesters marching against police violence from storming Interstate 980 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Several hundred demonstrators rallied for the fourth consecutive day with some occupying a freeway and looting a supermarket.

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  14. Police protests draw old, young, white and blackRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    In this Dec. 5, 2014 photo, Yvorn Aswad protests outside Los Angeles police headquarters. Across the country, protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers have turned out in recent days in cities and towns.

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  15. Protesters block highway, stop train in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    Protesters block traffic on Highway 80 during a protest in response to police killings in Missouri and New York in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through downtown Berkeley Monday in reaction to the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men.

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  16. Public vs. private college can be a complex decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    I meet with all varieties of families; some who are admittedly overwhelmed by the entire college admissions process and others who feel as if they've done their homework and have a pretty good understanding of what needs to be done. The commonality between them, is that when looking at colleges, most feel forced to choose between price or prestige.

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  17. 2nd night of Berkeley protest turns violent againRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    In this photo provided by Tay Nitta, police in riot gear patrol a street in Berkeley, Calif. amid smoke and tear gas after a protest over police killings turned violent, early Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

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  18. Berkeley protesters smash windows; 2 officers hurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    Demonstrators protest in front of the Berkeley police station in Berkeley California on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Two officers were injured Saturday night as a California protest over police killings turned violent with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police, who responded by firing tear gas, authorities said.

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  19. Crash test dummies put on some poundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    DETROIT Americans are getting fatter – and so are the crash test dummies used to test the cars they drive. Humanetics, a company in Plymouth, Mich., has introduced a new obese dummy to reflect the growing size of many Americans.

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  20. Officials: Upward mobility panel won't deal in quick fixesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    Ophelia Garmon-Brown speaks at the launch of a Mecklenburg County task force that will work to find ways to help the county's poor overcome poverty. A Mecklenburg County task force will spend most of 2015 on one daunting mission - finding ways to help the county's poor overcome poverty.

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