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Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds

States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.

Obama: Economy Stronger, Congress Could Do More

After citing the new jobs data, the president said Congress has blocked steps that would maintain that momentum.

Common App Advice From A College Counselor

High school seniors can begin applying to colleges online through the Common Application today. Lisa Micele shares tips and common mistakes.

Border Vigilante Calls Attention To Adults Entering U.S. Illegally

Rancher and veterinarian Michael Vickers co-founded the Texas Border Volunteers to look for and report people who cross illegally.

UNICEF Decries 'Protracted Complex Emergencies' Facing World's Children

Sarah Crowe of the United Nations Children's Fund discusses what the organization is doing to help in Gaza, South Sudan and more.

Kentucky Political Picnic Organizers Hope To Avoid Food Fight

The annual Fancy Farm picnic is the place to see and be seen for politicians, but it has a reputation for being raucous.

House Gives Itself Another Day To Wrap Up

The representatives hope the extra day will give them the chance to vote on legislation to deal with the influx of Central Americans.

All-Women New York Poetry Slam Team Heads to the Nationals

Mahogany Browne, Amy Leon and Katherine George are three members of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe team.

Many Interests, Many Dollars Have Big Influence On Farm Bill

A joint analysis by Harvest Public Media and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting revealed the lobbying efforts.

American Ebola Patient To Be Flown To Atlanta For Treatment

Officials at Emory University Hospital say they expect the aid worker to arrive "within the next several days."