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A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online
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A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online

Stanford education researchers share their discouraging research.

Hate crimes are up
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Hate crimes are up — but the government isn't keeping good track of them

Even in the early stages of what promises to be a prolonged focus on crimes colored by prejudice and politics, there appears to be one irrefutable truth: The data is deeply flawed.

Nature lovers may risk loving nature to death
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Nature lovers may risk loving nature to death

A new study quantifies threats to plants and points the finger — at us.

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Student's call for change: ‘I spend half my days in accelerated classes and the other half in special ed’

A teen with three disabilities makes a public plea for innovation in education — and blows the experts away.

The math of hunting and fishing: When to work together
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The math of hunting and fishing: When to work together

Here's how to identify when a lone-wolf strategy is better than sharing information.

Scarcity of mental health care means patients — especially kids — land In ER
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Scarcity of mental health care means patients, especially kids, rely on the ER

The most severely ill mental health patients were far more likely to spend extended periods of time in the ER.

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
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U.S. Labor Department: States are failing injured workers

The report lays the groundwork for renewed federal oversight of state workers' compensation programs.

Would California’s proposed tobacco tax hike reduce smoking?
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Would California’s proposed tobacco tax hike reduce smoking?

Four states will vote on whether to raise their tobacco tax in November: California (by $2), Colorado ($1.75), North Dakota ($1.76) and Missouri (15 cents).

Measuring 'best' practices to curb farm pollution
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Measuring 'best' practices to curb farm pollution

On Maryland's Eastern Shore, researchers are testing how well methods to limit agricultural pollution to the Chesapeake Bay actually work.

Amazon says it puts customers first — but its pricing algorithm doesn't
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Amazon says it puts customers first — but its pricing algorithm doesn't

The company's algorithm substantially favors Amazon and sellers it charges for services, an examination by ProPublica found.

Better training, tourniquets and techniques since 9/11 are saving lives
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Better training, tourniquets and techniques since 9/11 are saving lives

Across the country, a public safety campaign is under way to teach both first responders and average citizens how to stop trauma victims from bleeding to death.

Voters in Wisconsin, other states navigate maze of new voting rules
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Voters in Wisconsin, other states navigate maze of new voting rules

Lawmakers pass 37 new requirements in 20 states to require IDs and restrict early voting; court challenges leave rules in some states unsettled.

For more efficient escalator rides, people should all stand
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For more efficient escalator rides, people should all stand (not walk up), research suggests

Implementing the strategy could be tricky, however — riders in London mutinied when transportation authorities tested a similar idea on a real subway escalator.

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Study says Ohio’s virtual charters can’t replace the traditional school experience

The study found that virtual-school students are missing out on what researcher June Ahn called “the rich social ecosystem” of relationships with peers and teachers.

People with Obamacare plans filled more prescriptions
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People with Obamacare plans filled more prescriptions, but had lower costs

People who got insurance through the health law were significantly more likely to get prescription medications than they were before.

Elderly hospital patients arrive sick, often leave disabled
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Elderly hospital patients arrive sick, often leave disabled

About one-third of patients over 70 years old and more than half of patients over 85 leave the hospital more disabled than when they arrived, research shows.

Sleep could be an Olympic athlete's secret weapon
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Sleep could be an Olympic athlete's secret weapon

Getting enough shut-eye, say experts, could give athletes that elusive edge in competition.

Democrats want to open more doors to college
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Democrats want to open more doors to college, but can their plan get more students to the finish line?

The extra financial burdens that many low-income aspiring college graduates carry can lead them to drop out, often with debt — and with few job options to help them pay it off.

Problem care harms almost one-third of rehab hospital patients
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New report: Problem care harms almost one-third of rehab hospital patients

Many patients sent to rehab facilities to recover from medical crises or procedures sometimes suffer additional harm from the care itself, a government study concludes.

Where special education students are succeeding under Common Core
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Where special education students are succeeding under Common Core

What one Brooklyn school is doing differently to help its students pass the tests.