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A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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Commentator Tania Lombrozo says her sense is that thinking machines elicit an existential response — perhaps because we're threatened by the idea that maybe human thinking isn't so special.

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Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

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Some potential Republican candidates, such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, stayed away from the event in Des Moines. Was that a smart move?

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The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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