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A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.
Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. The disease has proved far more complicated than doctors had hoped.
The $70 million dollar deal will join the makers of Major League Baseball's official bat with the company that produces MLB's official glove.
When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.
Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID laws are making their way through the courts, including to strict laws in Texas and North Carolina.
The Greek government is running out of money. The country has only enough cash to last another couple of weeks.
So when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today, it's not surprising he wanted her support for financial concessions.
Germany is the largest contributor to Greece's various bailouts, so it has a powerful voice in European negotiations. However, the relationship between the two countries isn't going so well.
Just as the saying goes: "history repeats itself" — the two countries’ disagreement goes back to World War II.
"The Greeks have dusted down an old claim for reparations for Nazi atrocities against Greece during World War II," says Marketplace’s Stephen Beard. "That has played very badly in Germany."
Boston's Fenway Park is the hallowed home of the Red Sox, famous for the so-called "green monster" wall that lives out in high left field and the lone red seat in the bleachers that marks the park's farthest home run.
David Mellor, director of grounds at Fenway Park, keeps the park and all its famous landmarks in good shape and ready for ball games.
Mellor knows all there is to know about the park itself, including temperaments of the green monster.
"The green monster, being 37 feet high and green, absorbs a lot of heat," says Mellor. He says during the spring, fall and winter, the massive heat-absorbing wall helps melt the snow and warm up the grass. "But in the summer, that radiant heat is something we have to monitor and make sure the grass doesn't get too hot or dry out," Mellor explains.
Before it was his job to take care of the park, Mellor dreamt of pitching for Major League Baseball. But a tragic accident ruined Mellor's plans to become a player for the MLB.
"A month after I got out of high school, before I could play baseball in college, I was hit by a car," says Mellor.
In the end, Mellor was destined for Fenway.
"My job is the next best thing to playing, I'm very honored to be here," Mellor says.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the YUMBO. It's a Burger King sandwich with ham and cheese recently pulled out of retirement.
The Israeli leader, in an attempt to get his supporters to vote last week, warned that Arab citizens were voting "in droves" to unseat his government. The comments were widely criticized.