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More students get federal aid

With college costs continuing to rise, more students are receiving federal financial aid, though state and institutional aid remains largely flat Data released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Department of Education, shows 71 percent of all undergraduate students received some type of financial aid in the 2011-12 […]

Yes, Virginia, there is an Area 51

Yes, Virginia, there is an Area 51

National security scholars at George Washington University have some good news and bad news for UFO buffs – the U.S. government has finally confirmed the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, but it makes no mention of little green men or alien spaceships. The government acknowledged the existence of the mysterious aviation test site known […]

NSA revelations spark concern

NSA revelations spark concern

New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls on Capitol Hill for serious changes to NSA spy programs, undermining White House hopes that President Barack Obama had quieted the controversy with his assurances of oversight. An internal audit provided […]

RNC bars CNN, NBC from debates

The Republican National Committee, responding to plans by two television networks for programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton, approved a resolution Friday to block CNN and NBC from hosting GOP presidential primary debates. The unanimous vote affirmed RNC Chairman Reince Priebus‘s threat against the networks if they went ahead with programs about Clinton, a possible Democratic […]