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All the news that’s fit to…whatever

All the news that’s fit to…whatever

A new study finds Americans of all ages are charting their own paths across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what’s worth knowing. They still pay heed to serious news even as they seek out the lighter stuff, according to the Media Insight Project. The conclusions […]

Free tuition? A growing idea in some states

Free tuition?  A growing idea in some states

Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word “free,” and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college. Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global skills race, supporters of a no-tuition policy see expanding access to community college as way to boost […]

Backtrack on deportations carries political risk

Backtrack on deportations carries political risk

President Barack Obama’s new promise to seek ways to ease his administration’s rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse. In asking Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review enforcement practices, Obama could undo already fragile congressional efforts to overhaul […]

Key deadline for Obamacare is approaching

Key deadline for Obamacare is approaching

Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don’t realize it. March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty for failing to obtain insurance for 2014 under the federal health care overhaul. The Obama administration says about 4 million people […]

Former Christie aide shows up to contest subpoena

Former Christie aide shows up to contest subpoena

A key figure in a political payback investigation involving Gov. Chris Christie’s administration voluntarily came to court to watch lawyers argue over whether her subpoena from a legislative investigatory panel should be quashed. A lawyer said Bridget Kelly, the former Christie aide at the center of a plot to block traffic near the George Washington […]