03 02 2015
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Men Narrow College Disparity Gap

Minority, poor men still lag behind in admission

(AP) -- More men are attending college and graduating with a bachelor's degree, reversing the tendency of female undergraduates to outnumber men and outperform them academically, according to a new report out Tuesday...

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Hundreds of Pregnant Women Giving Birth in Haiti Amid Ruins

PORT-AU-PRINCE (NNPA) - Wadneicia may never know how blessed she was to open her eyes on Jan. 20 in Saint Pierre Square, on the ground, lying on old packing boxes. It was 9 a.m. when Joane Kerez, 20 years old, gave birth to her first child under a cloth tarpaulin with only her mother assisting her.
All around, people went about their business, though curious onlookers crowded the small space just six feet square in size. "I would have rather been somewhere else, in a cleaner place without all those people looking at my body," says Kerez, embarrassed at the lack of modesty.

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GOP Aims to Take Obama's Former Senate Seat

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois race for an open Senate seat may be the biggest political battle of 2010, at least when it comes to bragging rights.
This is the seat held by Barack Obama before he moved to the White House. It would be a major victory for Republicans to take the president's former seat out of the Democratic column in a state that, on paper, is strongly Democratic...

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