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Despite Financial Challenges, HBCUs Fight To Remain A Bargain

Debate: Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?

Many colleges and universities use race as a factor in admissions, but the approach has been a hot-button issue for decades — even making its way to the Supreme Court several times since the late 1970s.

What Winter Will Be Like In 100 Years

One of the upsides to the seemingly endless winter of 2014 was that you had time to think.

And to ask futuristic questions, such as: What will the American Winter of 2114 be like?

Here are some of the answers.

Suleiman Abu Ghaith appears in this still image taken from an undated video address for al-Qaida.

Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Convicted Of Conspiring To Kill Americans

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was found guilty Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as a spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The verdict in Manhattan federal court ended a three-week trial in which Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, was portrayed as a reluctant operative who had no prior knowledge of the attacks.

The Kuwaiti-born Abu Ghaith, a one-time imam, faces life in prison.

Hawaii's Police, Lawmakers Reach Consensus On Prostitution Law

Honolulu police officials and key legislators in Hawaii now agree that a state law needs to be changed so that undercover police officers will be breaking the law if they have sexual relations with prostitutes.

President Obama at a news conference Wednesday in Brussels.

U.S. And Europe Stand United, 'Russia Stands Alone,' Obama Says

Saying again that Russia's annexation of Crimea and insertion of military forces there violate international law and the sovereignty of Ukraine, President Obama declared Wednesday that while the U.S. and European union stand united, "Russia stands alone" on the world stage because of its actions.

Though Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, has a Chinese-language site, many Asian-Americans prefer to buy insurance in person.

In California, Asian-Americans Flock To Health Coverage

While Latino enrollment has lagged in California's insurance marketplace, Asian-Americans have signed up on Covered California in numbers outstripping their representation in the pool of eligible people.

According to the latest data from the exchange, the overwhelming majority of Chinese-Americans, Korean-Americans and Vietnamese-Americans enrolling are doing so through certified insurance agents, as opposed to community groups or the Covered California website.

There is no charge to consumers who work with agents, whose commissions are paid by insurance companies.

Christopher Miller, who police say returned to the scene of his crime.

Rob Store, Go To Prison, Serve Time, Repeat?

A man who spent more than 13 years in jail for robbing a New Jersey shoe store returned to the scene of the crime one day after his release from prison and robbed the business again, police say.

Christopher Miller, 40, was released from South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton, N.J., on Friday.

Then-Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst last August. The Vatican has accepted his resignation. Tebartz-van Elst spent lavishly on renovations at his residence and allegedly made false statements about expensive travel costs.

'Bishop Of Bling' Gets The Boot

The more than $40 million he allowed to be spent on renovations at his residence and allegations that he lied about some of his other lavish spending have now officially cost the "bishop of bling" his job.

The Vatican announced Wednesday that it has accepted the resignation of Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who had been the bishop of Limburg, Germany. He will be assigned other duties.

There was a candlelight vigil Tuesday near the site of the mudslide that tore through the tiny community of Oso, Wash.

Washington State Mudslide: Heartbreaking Search Resumes

Weary searchers resumed their dangerous work Wednesday near Oso, Wash., where it's thought at least 24 people — and possibly many more — died when a massive mudslide buried dozens of homes and businesses on Saturday.

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