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H1N1 Brings Early Flu Season to Colleges, Public Schools

Public schools and colleges are seeing an early and robust flu season thanks to the H1N1 virus, although some are scratching their heads as to why it’s not as widespread as health officials predicted it would be.

Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Fallen Soldier

President Obama awarded the highest military honor to a soldier who died trying to save a wounded comrade in Afghanistan, saying Sgt. First Class Jared C. Monti personified the values of honor and heroism.

U.N. Budget: Would You Believe $13.9 Billion?

When the United Nations General Assembly reconvenes in New York City next week, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon intends to present its members with a two-year headquarters budget that he claims will be as stingy as these recessionary times demand.

Yale Murder Suspect Does Not Enter Plea at Arraignment

A Yale lab technician charged with the murder of graduate student Annie Le did not enter a plea during his arraignment in a Connecticut court Thursday.

Report: Yale Tech's DNA Matches; Arrest 'Soon'

Police have matched DNA from a Yale research technician to evidence found at the crime scene on the Ivy League campus where graduate student Annie Le was found murdered this week, police sources reportedly said late Wednesday.

New Footage Released as ACORN Vows to Reform

The latest video was filmed in San Diego by conservative activist James O'Keefe, 25, and partner Hannah Giles, 20, who posed as a pimp and prostitute as they did in their previous undercover stings.

ACORN Announces Reforms After 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' Videos

ACORN will immediately stop any 'new intakes' following the release of four videos that depict its workers assisting a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute in search of housing for their illegal business.

Medical Examiner: Murdered Yale Student Strangled

A Yale graduate student whose body was found stuffed behind a lab building wall died by 'traumatic asphyxia due to neck compression,' the Connecticut medical examiner said Wednesday.

Yale Technician in Custody in Grad Student Murder

Police and FBI agents searched the home of a Yale University animal research technician Tuesday night and led him away in handcuffs to the cheers of neighbors in a search for evidence that might tie him to the slaying of a graduate student.

Critics: News Outlets Largely Ignoring ACORN Scandal

Employees at no fewer than three ACORN offices have been caught on videotape advising a man and a woman posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how to skirt federal law to obtain housing — but mainstream media is ignoring it, critics say.