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More victims of online abuse reach out to parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows."

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VP Biden: Country on cusp of mental health changes

BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the country is on the cusp of what he called "remarkable changes" in the treatment of mental illness.

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Mixed bag when US exam scores compared globally

WASHINGTON (AP) — So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study being released Thursday.

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US unemployment aid applications drop to 350,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000 last week, though the total was elevated for the third straight week by technical problems in California.

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Town mourns after teen charged in teacher's death

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — She had a bright smile, a penchant for pink and an admitted overenthusiasm for the subjects she taught. The lanky boy was just a decade younger, new to the school, with a pleasant manner but little to say.

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Moms: Wounded sons weren't targets in NV shooting

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The parents of the two boys wounded by a seventh-grader who fatally shot their teacher before turning a semi-automatic handgun on himself said Wednesday they don't believe their children were targeted in the schoolyard rampage.

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Nearly united House backs new water projects bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of intense partisan fights, the House is showing it can come together on major legislation after all.

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FDA can't find cause of pet poison, seeks help

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All that's left of Doodles are his ashes, a clay impression of his paw and a whole lot of questions owner Patricia Cassidy has about his mysterious death.

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