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Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. A measure that the Ohio House approved last week clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees and can't unionize. The amendment, tucked into a high-stakes budget bill, responds to a National Labor Relations Board official’s recent ruling declaring full-scholarship players at Northwestern University employees and therefore eligible to unionize. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Notre Dame to install artificial turf at stadium

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Artificial turf will be installed at Notre Dame Stadium in time for the start of the upcoming football season.

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Chuck Lorre’s sitcom ‘Mom’ adopts serious tone

This undated photo released by CBS shows, from left, Allison Janney as Bonnie, Anna Faris as Christy, and Sadie Calvano as Violet, in the episode "Sonograms and Tube Tops" from the TV series, "Mom," March 3, 2014 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The sitcom ends its first season Monday, April 14, 2014, with a story line about adoption. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)  MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant teenager, the daughter of an unmarried mother and granddaughter of another, is repeating family history. Does she decide to keep her baby and do her immature best to raise it, or choose adoption for her offspring?

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Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

President Barack Obama, stands with his nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where he made the announcement. Burwell would replace Kathleen Sebelius who announced her resignation Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abruptly on the spot as the new face of “Obamacare,” Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

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Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

Three outside experts hired by the University of North Carolina say research data from a reading specialist doesn’t support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school.

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