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UN urges Chile to allow abortion in some cases

The UN Human Rights Committee asked Chile Thursday to make exceptions to its ban on abortion in cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother. Chile...

Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need‑based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away...

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their...

Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes,...

Prosecutor to monitor for-profit college chain

Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for‑profit education company serving 72,000...

Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys

A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay‑friendly county, siding Thursday with same‑sex couples in the Florida Keys who...

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules...

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students' harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they...