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The Business Of Frats: Shifting Liability For Trauma And Injury

A report in The Atlantic looks at the power that fraternities have at universities and the ways in which the organizations protect themselves when serious legal problems arise.

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In 2010, just minutes after sitting in on an interview with President Obama, NPR's Madhulika Sikka got a life-changing phone call: She had breast cancer. Her new book is a guide to what happens next.

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The Democrat has won some conservatives in the state with her strong defense of the oil industry. But her support for Obamacare may sink her.

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Mexican Drug Lord's Reach Stretches To Chicago Streets

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The Business Of Frats: Shifting Liability For Trauma And Injury

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