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A Survey Of Families: Grappling With College Costs

Renee Montagne interviews Sarah Ducich, senior vice president for public policy at Sallie Mae. The big student lender just issued a major report on how families are paying for college these days and among the findings, it shows that students are taking on more of the burden of paying for college compared to before.
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Ariz. Activists Rally For Votes Against Sheriff Arpaio

Testimony is scheduled to end Thursday in the racial-profiling suit against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. As lawyers fight Arpaio in the courtroom, activists outside are using the trial as a way to push him out in the upcoming election.
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Families Make Big Changes To Pay For College

More students are reconsidering their decisions to attend costly out-of-state schools or choosing to enroll in more affordable community colleges, a new study shows. Even as they foot most of the bill and are co-signing loans, some parents are still paying off their own student loans.
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Fed Holds Off On New Action To Spur Growth

The Federal Reserve took no new action to stimulate the economy on Wednesday but signaled it stands ready to act if hiring and the overall economic outlook does not improve. Since the Fed did not move, many analysts expect it will announce a new round of so-called quantitative easing at its next meeting in September.
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When Your Family Member Does The Unthinkable

In the wake of mass murder, the families of victims must navigate a complicated emotional landscape. But so, too, must the families of those charged with the crimes. Among the questions such families must grapple with are troubling ones about their own responsibility.
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Romney Adviser Defends Candidate's Statements About Palestinian Culture

A top foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended statements the Republican presidential candidate made in Israel about Palestinian culture.
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Threat Of Sequestration Ruffles Capitol Hill

Sequestration is on the minds of many on Capitol Hill. It's the jargony term for automatic across-the-board budget cuts scheduled to begin taking place in January if politicians cannot agree on a deal to cut the federal deficit. Half of those cuts — totaling some $500 billion — would come from defense. House Republicans are blaming the Obama administration and are demanding the Pentagon explain where it would cut. The Pentagon refuses even to plan for the cuts.
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U.S. Marine Boxer: 'I'm Proud Of How Far I've Come,' Despite Olympics Loss

U.S. Olympic boxing team captain Jamel Herring lost his welterweight bout yesterday, but it's not the first setback he's faced — and he says he won't let his team lose its momentum in the London Olympics because of his defeat.

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