Sasha Harris-Cronin and her partner struggled with their daughter Shannon's last name. They finally decided on two middle names and a hybrid hyphenated last name: Shannon Bayard Cronin Harris-Taylor. Courtesy of Sasha Harris-Cronin hide caption

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When Hyphen Boy Meets Hyphen Girl, Names Pile Up

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Universities are delving into online education as a way to cut costs and take in more students. But questions remain as to whether online teaching will bring the same kind of education to students. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Online Classes Cut Costs, But Do They Dilute Brands?

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with students after urging Congress to pass legislation that would keep federal student loan rates from doubling in the East Room of the White House June 21 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As Deadline Nears, Students Worry About Loan Hike

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Texting And Driving Bans May Make Roads Less Safe

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Columbia High School graduates walk to their commencement ceremony in Nampa, Idaho. A new Rutgers University study says nearly half of recent high school graduates are still looking for full-time work. Charlie Litchfield/AP hide caption

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High Schools Grads 'Scarred' By High Unemployment

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Elizabeth Warren Edges Closer In Mass. Senate Race

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Arvind Mahankali, 12, finished third and ninth in the National Spelling Bee in the past two years, and has been stepping up his training, in hopes of finishing first this year. He's even trained his little brother, 8-year-old Srinath, to read phonetics so he can help with the drills. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Why Indian-Americans Reign As Spelling Bee Champs

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign stop in Omaha, Neb.,on Thursday. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Romney's Views On Gay Marriage: Also Evolving?

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Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren holds up a poster of herself as Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., looks on during the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in Boston on March 18. A civility pledge between the candidates has kept attack ads largely on the sidelines in their race. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Warren-Brown Pledge Keeps Attack Ads At Bay

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Wellesley College English professor Yoon Lee teaches a class on the rise of the novel. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

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A Century Of Joy And Heartbreak At Fenway Park

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Fenway Park Celebrates 100 Years Of Baseball

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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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