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These Are the Best College Towns in the US

Boulder takes the number-one spot

(Newser) - Trying to figure out where to go to college? Just like living in close proximity to tweed-clad-professorial types? The American Institute for Economic Research has ranked the top 20 college towns in the US based on things like youth unemployment, rent, arts and entertainment, diversity, bars and restaurants, and innovation.... More »

Rap Fan's Sentence: Bump Bach

Unable to listen for 20 hours, defendant opts to pay fine

(Newser) - An Illinois municipal court offered to reduce a 24-year-old’s fine for a noise violation if he listened to 20 hours of classical music, but he lasted just 15 minutes, the Springfield News-Sun reports. "I didn't have the time," says the college basketball player, denying that the symphony... More »

Lover Airs NIU Shooter's Letter

'Don't forget me,' killer told girlfriend in final love letter

(Newser) - The girlfriend of the gunman who murdered five students at Northern Illinois University Thursday talked to him every day last week, including the night before the shooting spree, and detected nothing amiss. "He wasn't erratic. He wasn't delusional. He was Steve; he was normal," Jessica Baty, 28, told... More »

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