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Cornell University just converted some of its grants into loans. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Republicans: How To Attract The Next Generation?

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One of the primary disputes in the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike is over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to link teacher pay to student performance. Robert Ray/AP hide caption

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Striking Chicago Public School teacher Lanessa Mendoza pickets with fellow teachers Monday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits students staying at Maranatha Church in Chicago during the strike. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, greet supporters during an Illinois primary victory party in March. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ann Romney Adds Fire, Faith To Husband's Campaign

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A visitor lays flowers on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., on April 16, five years after a lone gunman killed 32 people. Many colleges formed threat assessment teams in the aftermath of the Virginia massacre. Daniel Lin/AP hide caption

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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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