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More than half of middle-class kids fail to earn bachelor's degrees

Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight years.

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A man introduces a salad made of tea leaves. "Parts Unknown" premieres April 26 at 9 p.m. ET.

A man introduces a salad made of tea leaves. "Parts Unknown" premieres April 26 at 9 p.m. ET.

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5 Steps To Becoming A Baller

Living Streetball Legend ‘The Professor’ Says Passion Is A Must

Grayson “The Professor” Boucher, (www.theprofessorlive.com), is known worldwide for wowing crowds in streetball games with his amazing ball-handling skills, and he is arguably the most popular streetball player ever. After many years and countless hours of training at the gym, in his driveway, at basketball camps, at youth leagues and AAU basketball, he has developed first-rate skills, which so many developing players seek to emulate. Boucher has played in more than 40 countries and has been a prominent basketball icon. He now showcases his game with streetball’s latest and most talked about company, Ball Up Streetball

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Increased black home ownership would slice wealth gap

Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites.

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Does TV's "Empire" poorly portray African-Americans?

As "Empire" airs it's season finale, Don Lemon asks a collection of guests to respond to the controversy surrounding the wildly successful tv show

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Michelle Obama: My challenge to you

How can we all work together to tackle childhood obesity and help our kids grow up healthy?

It has been five years since I started Let's Move!, an initiative to address childhood obesity and help all our kids grow up healthy. And as we mark this fifth anniversary, we're celebrating how far we've come, we're challenging ourselves to do even more, and we're committing to be true champions for this issue in the years ahead. That's our theme for this anniversary year: Celebrate, challenge, champion.

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Learning from Angelina Jolie's genetic testing for our own health

Don't go to your family doctor. Go to a genetic counselor

You may be more like Angelina Jolie than you think.

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Caught between Barack and a hard place

The experiment that featured a Black man in the White house is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics.

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Maryland traffic deaths decline to lowest point in 66 years

Transportation Secretary, Pete K. Rahn, Acting State Police Superintendent, William M. Pallozzi and Motor Vehicle Administrator and Governor’s Highway Safety Representative Milt Chaffee today joined elected officials, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Managing Director, Mahlon “Lon” Anderson and highway safety advocates to announce the number of traffic fatalities on Maryland roads in 2014 was 442 – the lowest number since 1948.

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Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk

She urges other women at high risk of developing cancer to explore their options and take control

Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in The New York Times on Tuesday.

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I had a heart attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it?

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If you must smoke, do it away from the kids

Nearly 60% of children between the ages of 3 and 11 are exposed to second hand smoke

There is a growing body of evidence that children's exposure to smoking increases their risk of heart disease as an adult.

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March Madness: Race, sports and money

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back.

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Justice Dept. report slams Philly police

A Justice Department report found "serious deficiencies" in the Philadelphia Police Department's use of force, finding nearly half of officer-involved shootings were of unarmed suspects who were mistaken for being armed.

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Free ways to file your taxes

Filing your tax return is not only time consuming, it can be expensive.

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Comcast to take more complaints via Facebook and Twitter

Comcast is bulking up its presence on Twitter and Facebook as it tries to repair the damage done by a string of very public customer service catastrophes.

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10 ways to get happy

Happy people don't sit around waiting for good vibes to happen to them.

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Starbucks' critics are making a big mistake

Congratulations, Internet haters! Well done, keepers of the one-true-way-to-talk-about-race!

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Teen drivers: Buckle up and lower the volume, Dad's monitoring you

And she'll have fun, fun, fun...till daddy turns Teen Driver on.

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McDonald's and Harlem's Fashion Row Announce 2015 Lovin' Student Fashion Design Competition

Bravo's "Fashion Queens" Host Bevy Smith Will Serve As Spokesperson

Final selection of the grand prize winner will be left up to the designers' friends and followers, as all finalists must encourage their fan base to vote for their line on harlemsfashionrow.com and via Twitter and Instagram using #365LovinFashion

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