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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 15:29

It helps for-profit schools capture billions from the new GI bill — including the University of Phoenix, a school with no sports program that had bought naming rights to Sunday's Super Bowl stadium.

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 15:29

What's the point of a White House budget besides using up a lot of paper and ink? So the administration can lay out its political priorities and draw contrasts with the Republicans.

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 15:29

Many of the stand-out players in last night's Super Bowl were relative unknowns going in to the game. That's all changed now.

Advertising on a skyscraper in Manama, Bahrain, shows news anchors for the newly launched Al-Arab TV network. The pan-Arab channel began broadcasting Sunday but was suspended Monday after it aired an interview with a critic of Bahrain's monarchy.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:50

The new Middle East broadcaster, Al-Arab, went on air Sunday. But it was shut down before dawn on Monday, apparently for airing an interview with an opponent of Bahrain's monarchy.

Katy Perry dances with a couple of sharks during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:37

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour sit down for a chat about the game, the halftime show and the adorable, adorable puppy.

President Obama participates in a town hall hosted by Univision with news anchor Jorge Ramos in 2011.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:27

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:22

Over-the-counter remedies can help a lot if your stuffy, drippy nose is caused by allergies, new guidelines say. Acupuncture might help, too, but there's no evidence that herbal remedies do a thing.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves to reporters as he leaves Downing Street in London on Monday.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 13:48

Amid a measles outbreak, the governor said parents need a "measure of choice" when it comes to some vaccines. His office quickly clarified that when it came to measles, "kids should be vaccinated."

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:57

In many parts of the world, there's no direct translation for terms like depression or anxiety. Cambodians, for example, say "the water in my heart has fallen." So how does a doctor refill a heart?

Jose Ramirez and Mariana Silva speak in December with Yosmay Valdivia (right), an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of the Americas in Miami about plans available from the Affordable Care Act.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:41

With two weeks to go until the 2015 Obamacare enrollment deadline, Florida is ahead of even California, which has twice the population and embraced the Affordable Care Act from the start.

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:08

E-learning in K-12 is a growing trend, but many schools are underperformers. What's to be done?

Al-Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste, appears in court March 31, 2014, along with several other defendants during their trial on terrorism charges in Cairo, Egypt.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:35

Australian Peter Greste, who spent more than a year in an Egyptian prison, was freed on Sunday. He says he remains concerned about his still-jailed Al-Jazeera colleagues.

Dejected Seahawks fans watch Super Bowl XLIX in Seattle on Sunday. The New England Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:31

Many are blaming the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the New England Patriots on the decision to pass the ball instead of handing it to Marshawn Lynch.

A stranded puppy sits in the rain. Don't worry, though: He's saved by horses.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:08

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn (partially seen in backseat of the car) arrives for the start of a trial in the "Carlton Affair," in Lille, France, on Monday.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 08:44

The former IMF head, whose career unraveled amid allegations he raped a hotel maid in New York, went on trial in France in a new case. He is accused of procuring prostitutes for orgies at a hotel.

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