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

    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).

  • 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.

  • In Pictures Real-life wonder women

    American race car driver Danica Patrick shows off her trophy after winning the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan, in 2008. She became the first female winner in IndyCar history.

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

    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:

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

    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.

  • Melting Arctic ice heralds new polar hybrids: Pizzlies and more

    Melting Arctic ice heralds new polar hybrids: Pizzlies and more

    A pizzlie is a cross between a polar bear and a grizzly bear, and this new hybrid animal may foreshadow as many as 34 hybrids to come as Arctic ice melts, say scientists.

  • 4 recent cases of plagiarism charges in the headlines

    4 recent cases of plagiarism charges in the headlines

    Plagiarism charges regularly plague the book world, often resulting in tarnished reputations. For those accused, the allegations are humiliating, while the writers plagiarized often feel themselves to be the victims of a theft for which they are never fully compensated. In recent cases, plagiarism charges have swirled around a variety of different kinds of publications: an award-wining French novel, a 2006 congressional report, the memoir of former President George W. Bush, and the "Harry Potter" series.

  • Beyond the scary Christmas list: the full parenting price tag

    Beyond the scary Christmas list: the full parenting price tag

    The parenting price tag has soared to about $220,000 per child. If you think the kids' Christmas list is hefty, there's no end in sight to the add-ons Americans can think of in the cultivation of kids.

  • Midnight madness: 'Deathly Hallows, Part 1' sets a Harry Potter record

    Midnight madness: 'Deathly Hallows, Part 1' sets a Harry Potter record

    Midnight screenings bring home $24 million for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1,' as costumed and spell-chanting fans throng movie theaters across the country.

  • Getting out of college debt-free

    Chapter & Verse Getting out of college debt-free

    Zac Bissonnette, author of “Debt-Free U," hopes to change the way that you think about college.