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  • City Year Tackles the High School Dropout Crisis

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    City Year corps members based in Los Angeles write about their experiences I walk through the metal gates leading to Union Avenue Elementary School. There are only a few children sitting in line, waiting for everyone else to arrive. The sun is st...

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  • Consumer spending up, sign of decent recovery

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    By JEANNINE AVERSA WASHINGTON - Consumers spent modestly last month, a sign that the economic recovery is proceeding at a decent - but not spectacular - pace. The Commerce Department reported Monday that consumers boosted their spending by 0.3 per...

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  • Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug for Earth Hour

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    LONDON (AP) -- Europe's best known landmarks - including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum - fell dark Saturday, following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were sw...

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  • Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits

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    WASHINGTON – As Congress raced to leave Washington for its Easter recess, a Republican senator blocked a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt. As a result, some people who hav...

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  • Clinton asks groups to make Haiti self-sufficient

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    Former President Bill Clinton is urging the aid groups serving Haiti's devastated communities to help rebuild the country's government and ultimately put themselves out of business by fostering a self-sufficient nation. Clinton, the United Nations...

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