Alyssa Rodemeyer, 16, talks about her younger brother Jamey at an anti-bullying rally in San Francisco. Jamey committed suicide in September 2011 after being bullied. More schools are looking for ways to combat bullying among students. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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In Bullying Programs, A Call For Bystanders To Act

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Brownies from Troop 65343 in Brookline, Mass. recite the Girl Scout pledge. Enrollment in the organization has declined since the 1980s, but a modernizing makeover and new focus on minority and immigrant communities have helped some. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Girl Scouts: 100 Years Of Blazing New Trails

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A student reads at a public elementary charter school in New York City. Educators like to say third grade is when students go from learning to read, to reading to learn. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Schools Get Tough With Third-Graders: Read Or Flunk

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Bars and restaurants are already legally on the hook for stopping would-be drunken drivers. Some in Boston say valet parking attendants should be, too. Getty Images hide caption

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Should Valets Be Responsible For Drunk Drivers, Too?

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'Occupy Boston' Holds On As Other Camps Close

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In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, making same-sex marriage in the state illegal. Now, legal challenges to that initiative mean it could soon get a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Max Whittaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage May Hinge On Supreme Court

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Would-Be First Ladies Bolster Husbands-In-Chief

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New England Fishermen Brace For Cod Restrictions

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Elizabeth Warren speaks in October during a debate for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts held by Republican Scott Brown. The race has become a contest of who is the "real" populist. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Mass. Senate Race A Battle Over Who's More Populist

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NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Drivers

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Mitt Romney greets Vietnam War veteran Bob Garon during a campaign stop at the Chez Vachon Restaurant on Monday in Manchester, N.H., where Garon, who is gay, questioned Romney about his position on gay marriage. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Romney Stance On Gay Rights? It's Complicated

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High school senior Jared Lyons (center), shown here with his parents, Kim and Bob, worries how he'll afford to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor. The economy, he says, "can't get any worse than it is now." Courtesy of Kim Lyons hide caption

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For Mill Town's Youth, 'It Can't Get Any Worse'

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Rep. Barney Frank Faced A Tough Re-Election Bid

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Barney Frank Announces Retirement

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Reduced Wages At Reopened Maine Mill Divide Town

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