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You can't stay with virtual friends when you're homeless

Last week, I turned 45. I may soon become homeless.

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest and everyone else.

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Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

FILE — In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Richard Martinez, right, whose son, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez was killed in a shooting spree in Isle Vista last May, hugs State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, as Bob Weiss, whose daughter Veronika, whose daughter was also killed i…

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New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

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Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Members of the Louisville SWAT team prepare to enter Fern Creek High School to do a sweep Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday…

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Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Students put their hands on their heads as they are lead out of Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 after a shooting. Officials said a student was injured and one person was being sought in connection with the incident. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Scott Utterback)

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Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation, police in Louisville, Kentucky, said.

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Kathleen Parker: Dems' double standards on women's issues

Kathleen Parker: Dems' double standards on women's issues

This Democrat's disrepect is at least as offensive as Limbaugh's name-calling.

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Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing’s authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.

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Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain near government headquarters in Hong Kong, demanding that the former British colony’s top leader meet with them and threatening wider actions if he does not.

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Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

FILE - In this April 25, 2013, file photo, attorney Michael Evans, left, listens in his office in Denver, as his client Brandon Coats talks about the Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that upheld Coats being fired from his job after testing positive for the use of medical marijuana. The Color…

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Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, right, waits for the proceedings to begin with his mother, Donna Scharfenberg, at the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Coa…

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Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

NEW YORK — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, and her husband Greg, left, send their son David to private school and have hired a tutor with the money Greg pulls in as a Costco regional buyer.

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

WASHINGTON — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways:

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg, left, and their 7-year-old son, David, prepare for a typical school and work day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. The couple send their son to private school and have hired a…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg and their 7-year-old son, David, left, gets ready for a typical day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Martinez-Cola sends her son to private school and has hired a tutor to imp…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Tysha Wheeler-Timmons watches from the doorway as daughter Shayla leaves home for school before sunrise Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Rahway, N.J. Wheeler-Timmons found a tutor through the site WyzAnt for her daughter, Shayla, a rising high school senior. And she took a part-time security job …

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg, left, and their 7-year-old son, David, pose for photos as they prepare for a typical school and work day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. The couple sends their son to privat…

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