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News Story of the Day
Updated Dec 08, 02:32 PM
CHICAGO - Devion Allen peers wistfully through a door window at the school he used to attend.
But to the eighth grader, the school across the street from his mom's subsidized apartment was a haven - "like a family," he says.
To the administrators of Chicago Public Schools, though, the neighborhood school was underutilized and underperforming - one of 47 public schools that closed in the city in June, most of them in high-poverty neighborhoods with mostly minority populations.
Sports Story of the Day
Updated Dec 08, 10:08 PM
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won't solve all the postseason problems.
Top-ranked Florida State (13-0) was the only team to get through the regular season unbeaten, and the Seminoles did it in dominating fashion.
"We all complain about the BCS, but isn't it funny how often they get it right," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said.
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