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  1. Here's how to make college cheaperRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | Davis Enterprise

    By Steve Cohen The soaring cost of college - a 1,225 percent increase since 1978, nearly twice the rate of the rise in health-care costs - is such a problem for most families that politicians across the ideological spectrum are actually taking notice. President Obama has proposed making two years of community college free.

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  2. Pride, frustration in Selma 50 years after 'Bloody...Read the original story

    48 min ago | WHTC

    Lynda Lowery still bears a scar above her right eye from the beating she took from a policeman's club 50 years ago on "Bloody Sunday," when roughly 600 peaceful civil rights activists were attacked crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Lowery, who was just 14 at the time, remains proud of her role in the March 7, 1965, incident that appalled the nation and became a catalyst for the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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  3. Senate Iran debate postponed after Democrats objectRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | WHTC

    Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday postponed plans to debate and vote next week on a bill requiring President Barack Obama to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for approval. Many Democrats, including the bill's co-sponsors, had not wanted a vote before an end-March deadline set by international negotiators for reaching a framework agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program.

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  4. 'Post' poll: Only 11 percent say Obama can stop Iranian threatRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Jerusalem Post

    The Israeli public doubts the ability of US president Barack Obama to reach a deal with Iran that can remove the Iranian nuclear threat from Israel, according to a Panels Research poll taken Wednesday and Thursday for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister publication Ma'ariv Sof Hashavua . Just 11 percent believe Obama can reach such a deal, 64% said he cannot and 25% said they do not know.

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  5. Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?Read the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | KTEN-TV Denison

    FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack o... WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around. But revelations that she sidestepped the government email system as secretary of state suggest she may have a ways to go to make good on that pledge.

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  6. Jeb Bush: Is he Romney 2.0?Read the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | CNN

    Crystal Wright is a conservative writer who runs the blog ConservativeBlackChick.com . She also is a principal at the Baker Wright Group, a communications and public relations firm.

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  7. Paul Thomas: Netanyahu attack on Obama has silver liningRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

    As far as I'm aware, I'm the originator of the expression "premature extrapolation" to describe the tendency to base sweeping assumptions about the future on isolated events or current trends. I first used it when reviewing Chris Laidlaw's second book on our national game.

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  8. Our Views: Common Core: Three cases of weaknessRead the original story

    51 min ago | The Advocate

    It is a frightening measure of courage, or rather lack of it, in Louisiana politics: Three of four leading candidates for governor quail before political pressure over Common Core school standards. "We need to get out of the Common Core umbrella and the PARCC test," said U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

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  9. NHTSA could tap unexercised authority to speed Takata recallsRead the original story

    51 min ago | Reuters

    U.S. auto safety regulators are considering unprecedented steps to speed up the replacement of potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags in millions of cars that remain on American roads despite massive recalls initiated by automakers. In a letter dated March 3, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind told Senator Bill Nelson that regulators had the authority to increase supply of replacement parts by requiring more manufacturers to produce them.

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  10. What are the issues that matter most to Staten Islanders in the race for Congress?Read the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | SILive.com

    In two months, voters on Staten Island and part of southern Brooklyn will cast their ballots for a new congressman, finally filling the seat that at that point will have been vacant for four months. Voters in the 11th Congressional District will select a man on May 5 to represent them in Washington, D.C., choosing between Republican Daniel Donovan and Democrat Vincent Gentile.

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  11. Print ArticleRead the original story

    53 min ago | National Review Online

    Nevertheless, throughout her tenure as Secretary, Mrs. Clinton used personal email accounts to conduct her State Department business - setting up her own personal servers in her New York home precisely to avoid the State Department system under which government electronic communications were maintained and disclosed pursuant to federal law. Sent to Diplomatic and Consular Staff in June 2011, the unclassified cable, with Clinton's electronic signature, makes clear to "avoid conducting official Department from your personal e-mail accounts" and employees should not "auto-forward Department email to personal email accounts which is prohibited by Department policy."

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  12. Republican Rocky Chavez enters 2016 U.S. Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Inside Bay Area

    Assemblyman Rocky Chavez declared his candidacy Thursday for California's open U.S. Senate seat in 2016, becoming the first prominent Republican to enter the race. Chavez, R-Oceanside, faces an uphill battle.

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  13. Tom Schweich and words that killRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | The Washington Post

    So, yeah, maybe President Obama wasn't telling the complete truth about keeping your doctor, but at least nobody died. With the suicide last week of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich , we should lay such thoughts to rest.

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  14. Georgia lawmakers act on school takeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | SavannahNow

    The Georgia Senate on Thursday backed Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to give the state takeover power for "chronically failing" schools. Both chambers have passed dozens of other bills since convening in January, but this issues has taken up much of legislators' attention since then.

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  15. Is Vt. government reducing energy consumption?Read the original story

    56 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Vermont state government may be meeting a goal of reducing energy consumption, but according to a new report from the state auditor, there's no way of knowing. The state has been setting goals for reducing energy used by state agencies since the 1990s, and in 2011 the Legislature set the bar at 5 percent per year.

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  16. Water leak slows traffic on Williston Rd.Read the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Police say the leak is by the intersection of Williston and Hinesburg roads in the eastbound lane. The city water department is on the scene working on a fix.

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  17. Northern NY man sentenced in deadly crashRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A Northern New York man who killed two people while trying to outrun police was sentenced Thursday to spend 35 years in prison. Trevor Sisto, 21, had agreed to that jail term in a plea deal in January to avoid a murder trial and a possible life sentence.

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  18. Sanders joins Obama for 50th anniversary of Bloody SundayRead the original story

    57 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, will join President Obama and other lawmakers in Selma, Alabama, this weekend for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Bloody Sunday was the historic march for voting rights.

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  19. Perry beefs up political staff ahead of likely 2016 runRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | WTMA-AM North Charleston

    Rick Perry's political operation is on a hiring spree as the Texas governor sets his sights on a second run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Perry's senior-most adviser Jeff Miller, a California transplant and former Arnold Schwarzenegger aide, has taken a leave of absence from his consulting firm to work full-time for Perry's political action committee, a source familiar with the move told CNN.

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  20. Bipartisan Rail Reform Bill Passes HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | My Mother Lode

    Today, with bipartisan support, the House of Representatives passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act , a bill championed by former Mother Lode Republican Rep. Jeff Denham. Denham, who chairs the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, co-introduced the bill with another Republican and two Democrats who serve as chair and ranking members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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