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Now Open: The Hillary Clinton (Campaign?) Store

Now Open: The Hillary Clinton (Campaign?) Store

March 4, 2014


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By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) ARLINGTON, Va. — In a concrete high-rise across the river from the nation’s capital, the Hillary Clinton store is open for business. There are aluminum ornaments — each adorned with a giant H — for Christmas, champagne flutes engraved with...

Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts Enter Their Final Month

Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts Enter Their Final Month

March 1, 2014


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By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — After a horrendous start and months of playing catch-up against a barrage of political attacks, supporters of the Affordable Care Act have hit the homestretch in their six-month effort to educate and enroll millions of Americans in health i...

Duke Freshman Says She Pays Tuition with Porn Star Earnings

Duke Freshman Says She Pays Tuition with Porn Star Earnings

February 27, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, National

By Jane Stancill The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT) DURHAM, N.C. — When “Duke” and “porn star” appear in the same headline, the university gets a public relations headache. Duke University has recently found itself in the national spotlight not for basketball glory or re...

Senators: Keystone Pipeline Needs Review For Health Impacts

February 27, 2014


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McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Saying the health impact of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline hasn’t been properly explored, two Democratic senators on Wednesday called on the Obama administration and Secretary of State John Kerry to conduct a comprehensive study on the human h...

Bachelor Degrees From Community Colleges On California Horizon

Bachelor Degrees From Community Colleges On California Horizon

February 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, National

By Katy Murphy and Paul Burgarino San Jose Mercury News (MCT) SAN JOSE, Calif. — California’s community college students could soon stay put — and pay a lot less — to earn what they thought they would have to go elsewhere to get: a four-year bachelor’s degree. As the demand for col...

Addressing Suicide Among Seemingly Successful College Students

Addressing Suicide Among Seemingly Successful College Students

February 25, 2014


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By Susan Snyder The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — Christopher Aiello broke into tears — again — when he got a call last month about Madison Holleran, a promising scholar-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania who jumped to her death from a Philadelphia parking garage, ...

Supreme Court Hears States’ Objections To Greenhouse Gas Rules

Supreme Court Hears States’ Objections To Greenhouse Gas Rules

February 24, 2014


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By Michael Doyle McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed split down the middle Monday, and occasionally lost in the fog, as the justices confronted a challenge to the Obama administration’s greenhouse gas regulations. Conservatives, including the court’s frequent sw...

For Farmers, Decisions From New Farm Bill Will Be Taxing

For Farmers, Decisions From New Farm Bill Will Be Taxing

February 23, 2014


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By Chris Adams McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — All the jawboning about the big farm bill was over two weeks ago, when Congress finally passed the $956 billion package. But for America’s farmers, the decisions are just beginning. And they could get complicated. “The trick...

Washington State Gets Leading Role In Clash Over Minimum Wage

Washington State Gets Leading Role In Clash Over Minimum Wage

February 22, 2014


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By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A bidding war of sorts has broken out in Washington state, where politicians are scrambling to raise the state’s minimum wage of $9.32, already the highest in the nation. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who went to the White H...

China Protests As Obama Meets With Dalai Lama

China Protests As Obama Meets With Dalai Lama

February 22, 2014


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By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday even as China warned that the meeting would hurt the relationship between the two nations. Obama spoke to the Dalai Lama for ne...

Fraternity Expels 3 Linked To Statue Noose, Suspends Ole Miss Chapter

February 22, 2014


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (MCT) The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity said it has indefinitely suspended its chapter at Ole Miss and has expelled three 19-year-old freshmen it said were responsible for the “desecration” last weekend of a campus statue honoring the school’s first black student. ...

Top Research Universities Join To Boost Minority Science Faculty

Top Research Universities Join To Boost Minority Science Faculty

February 20, 2014


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By Carla Rivera Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — As an African-American man pursuing a doctorate in the sciences, Geoff Lovely has sometimes had to overcome a feeling that he didn’t belong in the halls of top research universities where he saw few peers of color. The California ...

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