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CNN.com - Transcripts Breaking News Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that FBI Director James Comey swayed election. Home+ After online petition, bank forgives dead student's loans KeyBank will now take a case-by-case approach in deciding whether to collect when a student loan debtor dies, almost certainly a response to a Change.org petition that criticized the lender for not forgiving tens of thousands of dollars in loans made to a late Rutgers University student. Christopher Bryski, then a Rutgers junior, was injured in 2004 in a recreational accident. After two years in a vegetative state, Bryski died with about $50,000 in student loan debt. His father had co-signed for those loans. The federal government forgives all debts when students die.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Death Penalty Case Will Not Be Pursued! View Gallery In a stunning reversal, Mumia Abu-Jamal‘s death penalty case will not be pursued by the Philadelphia District Attorney. Mumia instead will serve a life sentence for killing city police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. It seems that the change is due, in part, to Mr. Faulkner’s widow, who requested that the appeals process comes to an end.

Pierce School Home The John Pierce School serves the Brookline Village neighborhood. An emphasis on community, equity and achievement are the guiding principles that give us our unique, close-knit and cooperative spirit. Our diverse population is made up of approximately 669 students, one third of whom speak English as a second language. Flags from over 70 countries adorn the school representing the home land of many Pierce students.

PEW Research Rates Trustworthiness Our recent report, Political Polarization and Media Habits, finds that trust and distrust in the news media varies greatly by political ideology. Many readers asked us: Among the 36 news organizations we asked about, which one do Americans trust most? The answer is more complex than it may seem and can be measured in a number of different ways. Here’s a breakdown: Will Stanford and Silicon Valley Transform Education? Stanford University is so startlingly paradisial, so fragrant and sunny, it’s as if you could eat from the trees and live happily forever. Students ride their bikes through manicured quads, past blooming flowers and statues by Rodin, to buildings named for benefactors like Gates, Hewlett, and Packard. Everyone seems happy, though there is a well-known phenomenon called the “Stanford duck syndrome”: students seem cheerful, but all the while they are furiously paddling their legs to stay afloat. What they are generally paddling toward are careers of the sort that could get their names on those buildings. The campus has its jocks, stoners, and poets, but what it is famous for are budding entrepreneurs, engineers, and computer aces hoping to make their fortune in one crevasse or another of Silicon Valley.

COINTELPRO The Naked Truth -In the Southwest, paid informers infiltrate the church services, Bible classes and support networks of clergy and lay workers giving sanctuary to refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala. -In Alabama, elderly Black people attempting for the first time to exercise their right to vote are interrogated by FBI agents and hauled before federal grand juries hundreds of miles from their homes. -In New England, a former CIA case officer cites examples from his own past work to warn college students of efforts by undercover operatives to misdirect and discredit protests against South African and US racism.

BOSTON WILL BLOW YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND @jor999 – Almost a year ago, I arrived to Babson; exited about the amazing opportunity I had to study in the #1 Entrepreneurship graduate program in the world ( I knew that my stay in Boston, one of the most innovative clusters in the world, would be an adventure completely outside of my comfort zone. Throughout almost one year, I decided to stretch time as much as possible to be able to take the most out of 1 year at the time that I managed other priorities. If you’re reading this, my guess is you are an entrepreneur or are in the process of becoming one. In any case, you’ll need to juggle and manage your priorities in order to take the most out of this one in a life time opportunity. On my priority tray I had: the one year MBA school load, an early stage startup operation (Plaiding), and the most important, amazing wife and son.

Washington Journal OPEN TRANSCRIPTS Frequently Asked Questions Why does C-SPAN take audience calls? The call-in program - and our philosophy of focusing on the caller -- has been a fixture of the C-SPAN networks since the network's founding; it's so fundamental to us, it's incorporated into our company mission statement. Through the call-in program, C-SPAN encourages viewer interactivity by enabling viewers and listeners to talk directly to elected officials, policymakers, and journalists covering the national policy debate. Colleges Try to Find Their Voices on Pinterest April 13, 2012|Ryan Lytle | U.S. News & World Report Schools look for ways to be active on social media's rising star. Pinterest has erupted into the mainstream, recently being named the third most popular social media network in the United States, behind Facebook and Twitter, according to a new report by Experian Hitwise, which looked at the total number of visitors in March 2012.

Gasland: Dick Cheney Poisons Your Drinking Water Too Just in case you thought Dick Cheney’s culpability for environmental destruction was limited to offshore drilling and the Gulf oil spill, here is Watergate II. Only this time, it’s literally about water, specifically how Dick Cheney and Halliburton poisoned our drinking water. Dick Cheney’s American Water

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