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Posted at 8:00 PM

For many high schoolers, there’s still a bit of a stigma attached to enrolling in the local community college.What’s not attached, however, is a tuition bill that averages nearly three times that of a public four-year institution. For many, that’s enough to shake off the feeling that community college isn’t "real college."

Posted at 6:00 PM

Once I decided to write about being the oldest sibling, I thought it would be a good idea to give my younger brother Paul a draft and have him make notes. Below you will find his notes in italics. Enjoy.

Posted at 4:30 PM

Malachi and Abbey Brick were full of questions when their daughter, Maia, was born. They turned to many sources looking for answers.

Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.The study is mostly good...

Updated May 20, 2015 at 9:23 AM

BROOKFIELD — Officials at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago have announced the birth of an okapi (oh-KAH'-pee), also known as a "forest giraffe."The baby is a male named Will.Okapi are hoofed mammals with creamy white stripes on...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 11:15 AM

CHICAGO — Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.

Updated May 7, 2015 at 9:12 AM

WASHINGTON — Trying to figure out which window blinds or shades are safe to buy for homes with young children?The industry launched a campaign Wednesday that encourages companies to send their products to a third-party testing...

Updated May 5, 2015 at 12:23 PM

ST. LOUIS — A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis,...

Updated May 4, 2015 at 9:21 AM

LOPEZ PASS, Wash. — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not...

Updated May 1, 2015 at 7:24 AM

NEW YORK — Karly Vedan was 9 when she first noticed stretch marks on her legs."I grew pretty tall really fast," she said. "They looked really creepy, like something scratched my knees."Well, fast forward more than a decade...

Updated Apr 29, 2015 at 1:57 PM

WASHINGTON — Time for another history lesson.Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card.The 2014 results from the...

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