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  1. Security cutbacks, scanty lighting and a hands-off approach to rowdiness at Dodger Stadium provided a "perfect opportunity" for two men to brutally beat Giants fan Bryan Stow outside the ballpark, Stow's family said in a lawsuit filed against the Dodgers on Tuesday. The negligence suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the team and more than a dozen related entities, seeks unspecified damages for Stow - who remains unconscious at San Francisco General Hospital with a traumatic brain injury - as well as his 12-year-old son, Tyler, and daughter Tabitha, 8.

  2. Measles a disease that was declared eliminated in the USA in 2000 is showing up across the country in the largest outbreak in 15 years, spread largely by unvaccinated travelers who bring home the disease.

  3. Kathy Grismore, a sociology instructor at Brown Mackie College in Phoenix, wrote to Education Secretary Arne Duncan last year complaining that a proposed rule on student loans was "biased" against programs at her for-profit college. Then, at the urging of administrators, she also had students write letters. Last fall, the college and its parent company orchestrated thousands of similar comments, gathered via form letters from staff, students, parents and others. In all, the Department of Education received more than 90,000 comments the most it has ever gotten on a rule.

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