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College tuition costs climbing again this fall

College tuition rises again this fall; students relying more on federal aid to pay for school College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable in tough economic times, according to two reports…

House ethics panel outlines charges against Waters

House ethics panel outlines charges against Waters, sets stage for fall trial The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against California Democrat Maxine Waters, including a charge that she requested federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock and had served on…

Oil cleanup chief promises ‘uninhibited access’ to media

Adm. Thad Allen, the former Coast Guard head who has been appointed the “incident commander” for the oil spill, says he has put out an order to allow the media “uninhibited access” to oil spill sites. Adm. Allen also told the media Sunday that he expects the oil spill fight…

Retired US general links Srebrenica fall to gays in Dutch army

A retired US general on Thursday said Dutch UN troops defending Srebrenica in the Bosnian war failed to prevent the 1995 genocide partly because their ranks included openly gay soldiers. John Sheehan, a former NATO commander and senior Marine officer, made the remarks at a senate hearing where he argued…

Oil price climbs above 77 dollars

LONDON — Oil prices rose on Thursday, extending a rally caused by a larger-than-expected drop in US energy stockpiles, traders said. New York’s main futures contract, light sweet crude for delivery in February, rose 37 cents to 77.04 dollars a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for February delivery gained 25…

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