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Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the Education Department on Thursday of moving forward with debt collection against nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students. The Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that should remain blocked. Justices … Continue reading

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Car bomb explodes near Egypt prosecutor

Cairo (AFP) – A car bomb exploded in a Cairo suburb after Egypt’s deputy prosecutor general drove by late Thursday, wounding a passerby, the interior ministry said. “A bomb in a car parked on the side of the road exploded … Continue reading

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Russia questions Bulgaria over new candidate for UN chief

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Russia on Thursday raised questions after Bulgaria formally presented its European budget commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as its candidate to be the next UN secretary-general, diplomats said. Russia, along with Uruguay and Malaysia, objected to … Continue reading

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Round Two: Wells Fargo CEO Testifies in Front of Congress for Second Time

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is facing intense scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats during a House Financial Committee hearing today. Much of the caustic questioning echoes the criticism Stumpf faced in a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week. “Fraud … Continue reading

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NYC Bombing Suspect's Mom, Brother Released From Afghan Jail

The mother and brother of New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami spent two nights in an Afghan jail before being released, though they have not been allowed to leave the country, Rahami’s father told ABC News today. The father, … Continue reading

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Kansas, ACLU reach temporary agreement on voter ID

(Reuters) – The Kansas Secretary of State and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have reached a temporary agreement over the state’s voter registration laws, keeping Kansas’ chief elections officer from a contempt of court hearing, according to court documents … Continue reading

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US eyes trove of intelligence after Mosul fight

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon hopes to obtain a raft of intelligence on the Islamic State group, including its foreign networks, during its planned offensive to retake Mosul from the fighters, a military spokesman said Thursday. Many of the 615 … Continue reading

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Obama signs short-term funding bill into law: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes U.S. Olympic and Paralympics teams at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas More WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the funding bill passed by Congress … Continue reading

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Obama signs short-term funding bill, keeping government operating past Nov. 8 election

BHO: Just like Trump was unprepared, Rumsfeld did not provide the security in Iraq after it was taken over by America. The Iraqi people were outraged. Secretary of State Rice said, “If Rumsfeld and the Pentagon had done their job … Continue reading

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