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Why college is not one big ‘scam’

An online post from someone who claimed to be a student at Kansas State University articulated in a Facebook post what a lot of students and parents feel about the high cost of a college education and whether the end justifies the means.

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Game tips: Find all the basics you need to know about Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's latest home and portable console, the Nintendo Switch, has officially been announced during a special presentation from the company streaming live from Japan. The Nintendo Switch will mark the first home console release since the Wii U and it will feature both portable and console capabilities that mean you can start playing at home and take it on the go with you if you so choose. If you want to preorder the Switch or check which games are coming out for it on launch, you're in the right place.

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Proud of my dad for fighting brain tumor

My dad is my hero. He is 42 years old and is a brain tumor survivor. He was diagnosed in 2009 at age 35 with an oligodendroglioma. Twelve days later he had his first brain surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Since then my dad has had two more craniotomies and radiation, and he is now on chemotherapy for the third time.

 

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National Geographic features KC's Avery Jackson, a transgender girl

Avery Jackson, 9, of Kansas City says National Geographic shows that transgender people do exist, and the world can't ignore them.
Reported by Eric Adler, video by Jill Toyoshiba, music by Avery Jackson The Kansas City Star
National Geographic features KC's Avery Jackson, a transgender girl 1:36

National Geographic features KC's Avery Jackson, a transgender girl

Snowball Express provides special flight for children of military members killed on duty 2:12

Snowball Express provides special flight for children of military members killed on duty

College freshman anxieties: University 101 4:59

College freshman anxieties: University 101

9-year-old son caught his baby brother as he fell off diaper table 0:53

9-year-old son caught his baby brother as he fell off diaper table