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The Cost of College: The Least Economically Diverse Top College, Seeking to Change

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:58pm
Washington University in St. Louis, with a small share of lower-income students, is announcing a major expansion of financial aid.






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Cuba rules: no beach bonanza for US travelers

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:58pm
New U.S. rules allowing its citizens expanded travel into Cuba won't benefit its cold-war foe's beaches much as tourism is still banned.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: More Tent Cities Sought for Homeless in Seattle

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:56pm
Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal would bring to nine the number of authorized tent cities in the city as he takes steps to address what he called a “full-blown crisis” over homelessness.
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F.B.I. Chief Criticizes Times on Qaeda Source

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:53pm
The F.B.I. director sharply criticized The Times on Thursday for anonymously quoting a member of a terrorist group in an article about the deadly attacks last week in France.
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Perry Exits Texas Stage Making a Case for His Past, and His Future

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:47pm
As Gov. Rick Perry prepares to leave office and contemplates another run for the White House, his record in Texas will be closely scrutinized for what it says about him and the priorities he set.
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Court Winnows Jury Pool in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:43pm
Remaining candidates are expected to be questioned individually as jury selection resumes in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the 2013 attack.






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Gen Z: redefining the workplace?

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:40pm
Employers aren't ready for Generation Z's workplace demands, according to around 47 percent of existing employees, a study finds.
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Amid Threats, Duke Moves Muslim Call to Prayer

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:12pm
The university canceled plans for Muslim students to deliver the traditional call from the school’s iconic chapel tower, and instead the call will be sounded from the quadrangle in front of it.






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Mobius: SNB pressuring the ECB

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:05pm
The Swiss National Bank made a pre-emptive move ahead of next week's ECB meeting and that raises the pressure on ECB to implement its QE plans, says Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.
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Police officer says he fired fatal beanbags at elderly man because he feared for his life

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:02pm
A suburban Chicago police officer who fired beanbags at a knife-wielding 95-year-old man who later died testified at his trial Thursday that his action was prompted by the fear he had for his life.
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Condoleezza Rice Testifies on Urging The Times to Not Run Article

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:59pm
Ms. Rice, the former national security adviser, described how the White House successfully persuaded Times editors not to publish an article about a secret operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.
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Starting Friday, U.S. Will Ease Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:53pm
While ordinary tourism remains banned by law, new rules put in place by President Obama will make it easier for Americans to visit Cuba than it has been for most of the last 50 years.






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Governor of Michigan Vetoes Bill on Guns

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:45pm
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, a Republican, on Thursday vetoed gun legislation that was supported by the N.R.A. because he said the package could expose domestic abuse victims to additional violence.
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Christie: New Jersey reporters are like 'children'

POLITICO - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:26pm
The governor called out media who wrote about being barred from a meeting he had with national reporters.
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Florida executes ringleader of 1993 home invasion that ended with man's murder, wife's rape

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:24pm
Florida has executed the convicted ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of his wife.
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GOP theme: Blame Obama

POLITICO - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:22pm
Want to know why the Republicans who control both chambers of Congress can't get more done?
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GOP brass not ready for Romney

POLITICO - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:06pm
Top party officials meeting in San Diego are deeply skeptical of a third Romney run.
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Ship-Supply Contractor and Navy Captain Plead Guilty in Scandal

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:01pm
A fourth Navy official pleaded guilty on bribery charges for accepting free trips, meals and prostitutes from a contractor.






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St. Louis police make 3 arrests after killing of hotel manager, 5 other deaths in 12-hour span

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:57pm
The night manager of a Drury Inn in St. Louis was shot to death during an early Thursday robbery attempt, one of the city's six homicides during a 12-hour span.
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Fox News, Dish Network reach deal, ending 3-week fight

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:56pm
Dish Network and Fox News reached an agreement Thursday to put the news network back on the satellite-TV service, ending a three-week fight that had left 14 million subscribers unable to watch the channel.
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