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Rising tuition at public colleges, funding cuts leave students deeper in debt

Rising tuition at public colleges, funding cuts leave students deeper in debt

Michael Bayne has done everything you're supposed to do to avoid taking on too much debt for college. He lives off-campus to save money on housing. He's always working at least one job — sometimes two. And he enrolled at an in-state public school, Arizona State University.

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What slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend

What slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.

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Rising tuition at public colleges, funding cuts leave students deeper in debt

Rising tuition at public colleges, funding cuts leave students deeper in debt

Michael Bayne has done everything you're supposed to do to avoid taking on too much debt for college. He lives off-campus to save money on housing. He's always working at least one job — sometimes two. And he enrolled at an in-state public school, Arizona State University.

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Teachers union, think tank propose compromise on testing of US students

WASHINGTON — As Congress undertakes its most serious effort to rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law, backlash against standardized testing has prompted vigorous debate about whether the federal government should continue requiring annual exams.

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Republicans should plan for post-Obamacare world

Republicans should plan for post-Obamacare world

Proposed legislation would create a safe exit ramp from Obamacare.

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Obama's defeatism has set back America significantly

Obama's defeatism has set back America significantly

Will 2 more years of Obama’s foreign policy produce better results?

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President's foreign policy initiatives have been mixed bag

President's foreign policy initiatives have been mixed bag

'Lead from behind' approach to foreign relations holds promise; follow it consistently.

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Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

FILE - In this Saturday, May 3, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera's award-winning Australian correspondent Peter Greste, appears in a defendants' cage in a courthouse near Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. A senior Egyptian prison official and the country's official news agency say Greste has been free…

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Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charg…

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Jim Perlowski gets a hit to end the game a secure a victory for his team, and advance in the winner's bracket Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, during the Men's Sno-Ball Softball Tournament at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and M…

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Cassie Shumacher brushes off her car after more than 2 inches of snow fell overnight in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Patrick Record) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

A pedestrian makes their way along Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich, as more than 2 inches of snow falls on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Patrick Record) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Wayne Dalton slides across what is likely home plate Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, as he scores for his team, during the Men's Sno-Ball Softball Tournament at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. The weekend tournament lived up to it's name, with several inches of snow falling across Des Moines …

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Debby and Garry Eades walk their dogs, Rascal left and Koko through the snow on the north side of Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. A heavy snowfall left Chicago covered for the first large storm of the year on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Nancy Stone) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES …

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

People make their way up the hill at Twin Sister Hills Park, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Rockford, Ill. A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights and making roads treacherous. (AP Photo/Rockfo…

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

People walk to the Chicago Transit Authority California Blue Line Station at California and Milwaukee avenues, Sunday Feb. 1, 2015, in Chicago, as wind-blown snow blankets the area. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Michael Tercha)

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Lisa Snow shovels the sidewalk outside of her north side home in Chicago Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. A heavy snowfall left Chicago covered for the first large storm of the year on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Nancy Stone)

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

A tanker carrying hazardous chemicals is tipped on its side in the northbound lane of Interstate 57 near Champaign, Ill., closing the highway in both directions on Sunday Feb. 2, 2015. State police say a portion of Interstate 57 west of Champaign will be closed for most of Sunday as crews cl…

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Wilson the great dane leads the way as Chris and Christine Lemke take their dog for a walk around a snowy East Village Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, as snow continues to fall across Des Moines and central Iowa. A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sund…

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

A United Airlines jet blows snow on a runway at O'Hare International Airport, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Chicago. More than 1,100 flights have been canceled at Chicago's airports and snow-covered roads are making travel treacherous. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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