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5:59 am
Wed April 1, 2015

China Limits Chauffeurs; Workers Struggle To Pass Driving Test

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 6:36 am

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4:54 am
Wed April 1, 2015

The Neighborhood Wal-Mart, A Blessing Or A Curse?

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:31 am

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4:54 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Minimal Sierra Nevada Snowpack Will Not Ease California's Drought

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 9:31 am

The latest figures on the California drought are expected to be released on Wednesday. The state's snowpack, a major source of water for the rest of the year, is at the lowest level on record.

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4:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Comedy Central Backs New 'Daily Show' Host Despite Insensitive Tweets

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:34 am

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4:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

The Opposite Of The Dean's List

The Education Department, headed by Secretary Arne Duncan, says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 9:56 am

No school wants to be on this list.

It was just released by the Department of Education. On it are the names of 556 colleges and universities that failed the department's "financial responsibility test."

Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell says that each school's finances are now being placed under a microscope because the government "had serious concerns about the financial integrity of the institution or its administrative capacity."

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