Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinks

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Many high school students are among the missing after a ferry sinks in cold waters off South Korea with 459 people aboard, 325 of them students, officials say. Four are confirmed dead.

Ingrained cheating pervades India's education system

Under intense pressure, some students cheat in covert or bold ways to score well on all-important nationwide exams.

One O.C. serial murder suspect had been discharged from state parole

Steven Dean Gordon, one of two sex offenders accused of raping and murdering four women, was released from his state parole last November, a month after two of the women vanished.

Metro drops entrance on proposed downtown subway station

The Times' parent company says it may develop property along a $1.4-billion subway line aimed at closing a gap in L.A. County's rail network.

Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis

A bill seeks to impose fees on recording real estate documents. The money would help finance low-income housing.

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