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    Lawmakers hope to delay flood insurance-rate hike they triggered

    Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives and the Senate unveiled a bill Tuesday, the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, that would delay the flood insurance rate increases that are starting to go into effect under a law p...

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:01 PM

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    Sen. Burr disappoints N.C. religious leaders on release of torture report

    A group of more than 190 North Carolina religious leaders and other Christians, Jews, Quakers and a Muslim chaplain wrote in August to Sen. Richard Burr, urging him to support the release of the findings of an investigation into the post-9/11 t...

    Friday, October 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

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    Obama to name former California educator to top education job

    President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Theodore Mitchell, a former California educator and the leader of a nonprofit philanthropic organization that funds education, as undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:10 PM

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    Report: College costs rising less sharply, but aid down too

    The price most students actually pay for college _ after subtracting grants and federal tax credits _ is rising, the College Board reported today. Its annual “Trends in College Pricing” report, released along with a “Trends in...

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM

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    YMCA preschools fill a need by trying to close education gap

    The YMCA saw a need in low-income communities for preschool programs to help shrink the achievement gap in school. With help from philanthropies, it’s offering free twice-weekly classes in 36 cities around the country for children up to ag...

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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    Science resumes in Antarctica, but shutdown's impact remains

    The United States Antarctic Program announced today that with the end of the shutdown, the research season can finally get under way in Antarctica. This is the beginning of the austral summer, when scientists funded by the National Science Found...

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

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    Scientific research has been on hold since shutdown

    The federal shutdown threatened to stop the research season in Antarctica before it even begins. Scientists are hoping Washington reaches a deal just in time that they don’t have to board an icebreaker and head home without a chance even t...

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM

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    New app calculates the true costs of college

    A new online app called College Abacus makes it possible to get estimates of the net price of college - the sticker price minus scholarships - at schools around the country. The new tool appears while College Navigator, another way to get some c...

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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    North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers urge unity in showdown

    It was Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican freshman from North Carolina, who rallied GOP conservatives in the House by pushing them to tie defunding of the health care law to passage of a federal spending bill.Republican Reps. Renee Ellmers of Dunn...

    Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

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    Manufacturing execs say they need trained workers

    The National Association of Manufacturers on Thursday announced that GE Appliances President and CEO Chip Blankenship will chair a group of executives who will try to find solutions to what businesses nationwide say is a shortage of trained work...

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 4:55 PM

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