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Baby Multiplicity
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Baby Multiplicity

Discovering you are pregnant with triplets or more is becoming increasingly unlikely as U.S. fertility clinics, responding to government pressure, are reducing the amount of high-order multiple pregnancies induced by drugs or by treatments such as in vitro fertilization.

Teach for America Yields Mixed Results for Eager Grads
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Teach for America Yields Mixed Results for Eager Grads

Even in the best of times, college seniors have to arm themselves with parent-ready responses to the stinging question: “What’s next after graduation?” But for students like Claire Steinbeck, who are hunting for entry-level jobs in a down-market that launched the unemployment rate to 12.5 million in February, the answer does not come easily. That’s why Steinbeck and thousands of […]

Brooklyn student is spelling bee champ
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Brooklyn student is spelling bee champ

With the soundtrack of Rocky V ringing in his ears, Thomas Harkins became the hero of New York City’s Hunter College High School yesterday.  Confident, charismatic, and characteristically tow-headed, he wore the part well, posing for the flashing cameras while brandishing his heavy trophy in the air. Though Harkins is a high school champ, he is not a high school […]

Who is chasing Harry Winston?
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Who is chasing Harry Winston?

At a time when the world’s largest banks are folding and the unemployment rate is climbing to new heights, who’s shopping for engagement rings that cost as much as $15,000?
Plenty of people, according to Harry Winston representatives.

Living with HIV/AIDS:  HIV Laws, Help or Hurt?
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Living with HIV/AIDS: HIV Laws, Help or Hurt?

When Peter Ayala set his girlfriend’s car aflame last year, he was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison in his native Ohio.  But this past November, the 45 year old was charged with another crime that earned him an additional five years behind bars.  Ayala committed the same error that sent Brooklyn teenager Nushawn Williams to jail over […]