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An incentive system that gave bonuses to teachers upfront, with the threat of having to give the money back if student performance didn't improve, proved effective in one study. David Franklin/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Hidden Brain

Do Scores Go Up When Teachers Return Bonuses?

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Do Scores Go Up When Teachers Return Bonuses?

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Watson, now 84, says sequencing helped explain his past sensitivity to certain drugs. But he didn't want to know everything his sequenced genome revealed about his health future. Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hide caption

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Scientists See Upside And Downside Of Sequencing Their Own Genes

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A U.S. Predator drone flies through the night sky over Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Drone strikes ordered by the Obama administration have killed more than a dozen al-Qaida leaders around the world. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Law

ACLU Pushes For Answers On Drone Strikes

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ACLU Pushes For Answers On Drone Strikes

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A medical worker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works at the laboratory where Ebola specimens from the Congo were tested at the start of the latest outbreak. Stephen Wandera/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Ebola's Other Victims: Health Care Workers

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Ebola's Other Victims: Health Care Workers

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Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., talk to reporters about the farm bill at the U.S. Capitol in June. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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So What Happens If The Farm Bill Expires? Not Much, Right Away

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Claire Danes plays Carrie Mathison in Showtime's Homeland. The second season premieres on Sept. 30. Kent Smith/Showtime hide caption

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Claire Danes: Playing Bipolar Is Serious Business

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Univision host Jorge Ramos will be one of the moderators at the "Meet the Candidate" events featuring President Obama and rival Mitt Romney. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Politics

Univision Cries Foul, Hosts Own Presidential Forums

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Univision Cries Foul, Hosts Own Presidential Forums

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Big East commissioner Mike Aresco answers questions from the media before an NCAA college football game. Aresco says there are no plans for the conference to change its name. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

The Big East Conference: What's In A Name?

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The Big East Conference: What's In A Name?

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Animals

Dog Shoots French Hunter

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Dog Shoots French Hunter

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