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  • Feds warn colleges: handle sexual assault reports properly

    The Obama administration has taken a tougher stance after federal officials saw problems at a number of schools. But some say the administration is taking things too far.
    09/02/2011 03:30 pm

  • EPA tells coal-fired plants to reduce pollution. Some may just shut down.

    The details of new EPA regulations, released Thursday, mandate reductions in power-plant emissions. 'Old, decrepit plants' without pollution controls may be just too costly to retrofit and be shut down by their owners, say analysts.
    07/07/2011 06:19 pm

  • Whitey Bulger caught: why he topped FBI most-wanted list

    Who is Whitey Bulger, and why does Wednesday's arrest of this aging crime boss matter so much to the FBI?
    06/23/2011 02:49 pm

  • Whitey Bulger, ruthless Boston mob boss, caught by FBI in California

    Whitey Bulger: After an international manhunt, the FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger at an apartment in Santa Monica along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig on Wednesday.
    06/23/2011 11:41 am

  • The Monitor's View Does prayer exist, in Washington's eyes?

    Despite a big leap in the use of prayer for health among Americans, the government has decided not to study it as a complement or alternative to medicine.
    06/17/2011 03:35 pm

  • NCAA Tournament: Boston University loads its slingshot for Goliath Kansas

    Boston University, 16th seed and victor of the America East conference championship, faces the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks in an opening round West Regional NCAA tournament basketball game tonight at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (6:50 p.m. Eastern time, TBS).
    03/18/2011 04:14 pm

  • Opinion Are brothels and bikinis signs of progress for Arab women?

    No. So why has the Western media used them as a gauge of social freedoms? Sexual exploitation isn't sexual liberation. Women in the emerging democratic movements in the Middle East stand between the twin dangers of Islamist and secular fundamentalism. They deserve better.
    03/08/2011 10:57 am

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  • Financial aid: One of six tools to graduate debt-free

    Financial aid dwindling. Rising tuition. College debt over $20,000. Financing a college education can be as hard as paying off a McMansion on an adjustable-rate mortgage. So why is Zac Bissonnette smiling? The senior art-history major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is set to graduate debt-free. "The great thing about graduating debt-free is that you have tremendous flexibility in terms of your postgraduation plans," says Mr. Bissonnette, author of "Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships or Mooching Off My Parents." "You don't have to rush out and take the highest-paying job to make your sacrifices to the almighty church of Sallie Mae." Here are six ways you, too, can trim or eliminate college debt:
    02/15/2011 07:36 am

  • Toxic toy recalls: an opening for US 'green' toys

    Because of recalls of toxic toys in recent years, small US firms are pushing nontoxic, organic toys for Christmas.
    12/21/2010 05:59 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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