Everything was going well for burglar Cristian Villarreal-Castillo. He had just snatched a cache of small electronics from cars in a Hillsboro, OR neighborhood and then he really hit the jackpot when he was able to enter into a home through an unlocked back door.
Tammy Cooper and her husband moved to their house on a cul-de-sac in a quiet La Porte, Texas neighborhood so they would have a safe place for their nine and six-year-old children to grow up.
And Cooper thought she was reaping the benefits of her suburban lifestyle as she sat on her lawn and watched her children play on their scooters. But this tranquility was interrupted when a police car pulled in front of her home and the officer approached her. Cooper asked him what he was here for. "We're here for you," he responded.
Chicago is in the midst of teacher strike that is affecting roughly 350,000 students.
There is some debate over whether the strike is permitted under Illinois law since the unions' list of grievances extends beyond pay and benefits -- which are the only issues they have the legal right to strike over.
Kaipo Pomaikai wasn't feeling so lucky when he was struck in the head by a fast-moving volleyball at his grandson's high school match. To make matters worse, when Kaiko Pomaikia was driving home from the game he started losing vision in his left eye. So Pomaikia went to the hospital, and that's when the story took quite a serendipitous turn.
Jamie Kuntz, a freshman linebacker, wasn't able to play in North Dakota State College of Sciences first football game of the year because of a concussion. Instead the 18-year-old watched the game from the press box, and it was there where Kuntz, who is gay, shared a kiss with his boyfriend
It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college.
But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.
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