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Stories for June 2, 2013

Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

June 2
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The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country.

Detroit Museum Not The First To Consider Selling Out

June 2
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Detroit doesn't have to wait for Antiques Roadshow to come to town to know the city owns priceless treasures. The city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts holds works by van Gogh, Matisse, Renoir and other artists that could bring in tens of millions of dollars each.

Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma

June 2
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Tim Samaras had one passion in life: Tornadoes. He told The Weather Channel that when he was kid, his mother sat him down in front of The Wizard of Oz; he was immediately entranced by the violent, dark twister that tore through the landscape.

If Employment Game Has Changed, Who's Teaching The Rules?

June 2
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It still pays to earn a college degree. That is, if you get the right one. Georgetown University published a report Wednesday that looked into this dilemma.