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Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

An independent investigation found that the school's Afro and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.


In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.


How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps

It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.


Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.


Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is membership falling?


You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.


Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.


Family Says Nurse Amber Vinson Is Free Of Ebola

Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, reportedly had no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.


Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever

Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.


What The New Factory Worker Should Know

In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them.


Democratic Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.


World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire

Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker's level of superstardom.


Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.


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  • Theatre Review: The Grapes Of Wrath

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    John Steinbeck’s classic novel of poverty and migration marks its 75th anniversary this year. The Sacramento Theater Company is staging a theatrical version of this famous American saga, including new music by Misner and Smith.

  • Symphony Of 1000 Becomes A Reality, Is Largest Orchestra Ever Assembled In California

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    A dream became reality Sunday when 1,000 symphony musicians, ages 4 to 80-plus, came together for a performance at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. It was the largest-ever gathering of symphony musicians to perform in California.

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