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RedBlueAmerica: Religious Liberty Or Discrimination In Kansas

RedBlueAmerica: Religious Liberty Or Discrimination In Kansas

February 20, 2014


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By Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) The Kansas legislature last week found itself on the verge of passing a bill that would protect any worker — in a private business or in government — who refused service to individuals because of the worker’s religious opp...

With Voters Still Skeptical, Dozens Of Democrats Inch Away From Obamacare

With Voters Still Skeptical, Dozens Of Democrats Inch Away From Obamacare

February 20, 2014


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By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Mark Kentley is the kind of voter who will help decide the short-term political verdict on the new health care law known as Obamacare. A 27-year-old who studies business administration while working at the College of t...

2016 White House Campaign On Parade As Governors Come To Washington

2016 White House Campaign On Parade As Governors Come To Washington

February 20, 2014


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By David Lightman McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The nation’s governors are coming to Washington this weekend and they’re bringing the 2016 presidential campaign with them. As they gather Friday for the four-day National Governors Association winter meeting, the group ...

College Textbook Sticker Shock Causes Students To Leave Books On The Shelves

College Textbook Sticker Shock Causes Students To Leave Books On The Shelves

February 6, 2014


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MCT NEWSFEATURES By Katy Murphy The Oakland Tribune (MCT) OAKLAND, Calif. — Despite new technologies and a 2012 California law promising college students relief from soaring textbook costs, students’ bookstore spending is higher than ever — now about $1,200 for books and supplies. A...

Clay Aiken Just The Newest In Long Line Of Celebs Jumping To Politics

Clay Aiken Just The Newest In Long Line Of Celebs Jumping To Politics

February 6, 2014


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Clay Aiken just the newest in long line of celebs jumping to politics By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — At a closed-door meeting once in Boise, Idaho, a group of Republican governors quizzed actor-turned-aspiring-politico Arnold Schwarzenegger on the secret of rai...

House Backs Controversial Logging At Yosemite

House Backs Controversial Logging At Yosemite

February 6, 2014


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By Michael Doyle McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Salvage logging could speed up on fire-scarred federal land near Yosemite National Park, under an amended bill passed by a divided House on Wednesday. If the Senate goes along, the Yosemite-area logging would be exempt from the usual e...

Advocates On Each Side Of Pot Debate Pressure Obama To Take Stand

Advocates On Each Side Of Pot Debate Pressure Obama To Take Stand

February 6, 2014


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By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — With more than half of all federal prisoners serving time on drug charges, the Obama administration says it’s time to free more low-level drug offenders. “This is where you can help,” Deputy Attorney General James Col...

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare birth-control drugs

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare birth-control drugs

November 26, 2013


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By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear another legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law, this time to decide whether a corporation can refuse to pay to cover birth control drugs that violate the religious bel...

Foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges

November 12, 2013


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By Jason Song Los Angeles Times (MCT) The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities rose to a record high last year, according to a new study. The private University of Southern California was their most popular destination, with 9,840 international stude...

Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services

Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services

November 12, 2013


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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early-January 2014. The company will close its approximately 300 remaining U.S.-based retail stores, as well as its distribution centers. "This...

Minnesota college students mull life’s big questions at ‘Philosophy Camp’

Minnesota college students mull life’s big questions at ‘Philosophy Camp’

October 25, 2013


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By Jenna Ross Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) MINNEAPOLIS — The students trekked toward the sunset, feeling the strange crunch of prairie grass recently shorn by a burn. They waved off June bugs trailing them as they talked neuroscience and drunkenness. A farm kitten, too, tagged along, nu...

Tuition increases at US public colleges at lowest rate in decades

Tuition increases at US public colleges at lowest rate in decades

October 25, 2013


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By Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The rise in tuition at public colleges slowed this year to the smallest increase in more than three decades, although financial aid has not kept pace to cover the hikes, according to a College Board study released Wednesday. At publi...

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