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Editorial: As the SAT changes again, colleges lose critical measures

IT’S THE NEWS that will launch a thousand test-preparation courses: The College Board is once again altering the SAT, the much-criticized college admissions exam that has struggled to defend its approach to student assessment. The SAT’s writers appear to be doing two...
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Editorial: A defense budget based on hope

IF, AS the Obama administration is convinced, the United States will no longer conduct “long and large stability operations” in foreign countries, then the defense budget it has proposed for next year makes some logical choices. Troop strength, particularly in the Army, is being...

Kilpatrick Has 24, No. 15 Cincinnati Beats Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick scored 24 points and No. 15 Cincinnati clinched at least a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season title with a tough 70-66 win over Rutgers on Saturday. Kilpatrick converted a three-point play and drove the lane for a...
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Oil slicks offer sign that Malaysian jet crashed

A woman, center, surrounded by media covers her mouth on her arrival at a hotel which is prepared for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing airplane, in Beijing, China Saturday, March 8, 2014. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over...

Historians Seek Revival Of Studying The Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A quick glance of the history departments of universities in the Midwest will reveal courses of study ranging from the American South to Asian, European and African cultures — even gender and race. What you’re not likely to find is a course on Midwest...
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Pistorius trial grips viewers worldwide

Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court after the fifth day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine’s Day 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van...

Ohioans Enjoy Break From Brutal Cold

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans are getting a break this weekend from this winter’s brutal cold and storms. Light snow was forecast Saturday across the northern part of the state, but skies are sunny and temperatures are climbing past 50 in much of Ohio. Some folks are breaking...

Ohioans Enjoy Break From Brutal Cold

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans are getting a break this weekend from this winter’s brutal cold and storms. Light snow was forecast Saturday across the northern part of the state, but skies are sunny and temperatures are climbing past 50 in much of Ohio. Some folks are breaking...
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No. 2 Wichita St goes to 33-0, routs Missouri St

AP Photo/Chris Lee ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cleanthony Early scored 20 points with three 3-pointers and a pair of dunks, and No. 2 Wichita State improved to 33-0 with little resistance in a 67-42 rout of Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinals Saturday. Tekele...
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WikiLeaks’ Assange talks NSA, hints at more leaks

Fugitive WikLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks via Skype at the South By SouthWest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Assange’s appearance underscores the increasing attention that the technology industry is paying to issues of online privacy,...