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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze

Last week, a group of Washingtonians visiting New Hampshire were told they couldn't buy alcohol because their IDs weren't from a state.

A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The Philippines

Mass evacuations helped limit the death toll from Rammasun as it passed through densely populated areas. The government was better prepared following a killer storm last fall.

Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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