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AP – Countdown: GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

The Associated Press

September 30, 2013

Republican unity showed unmistakable signs of fraying Monday as the Senate swatted aside the latest tea party-driven demand to delay the nation's health care overhaul in exchange for averting a partial government shutdown at midnight.Even in advance of the 54-46 party-line Senate vote, t...

Citizens still struggle to find food, shelter

Rachel Hinton

September 29, 2013

A few weeks ago, CNN reported that America's separation of wealth had reached the largest divide between the rich and the poor since the era preceding the Great Depression.The divide, and many factors stemming from it, has lead to an increase in the inability of Americans to afford basic things such as...

California to hike pay for minimum wage workers

Brenden Moore

September 22, 2013

The question over whether to raise the minimum wage has been brought back to national attention as California prepares to pass a measure setting the highest minimum wage rate in the country. By 2016, the state's price floor will be $10 per hour. By comparison, the national minimum wage is $7.25 per ho...

Pope Francis puts new spin on Catholicism

Hayley BeMiller

September 22, 2013

Pope Francis surprised Catholics and non-Catholics alike last week when he spoke out against the church's attitude toward abortion and gay marriage. In an interview with "America Magazine," Francis discussed a variety of subjects ranging from his time in Argentina to what it's like for him to be the fi...

Apple unveils new iOS for iPhone, iPad

Shawn Tuttle

September 22, 2013

Sir Jonathan "Jony" Ive has, in one fell swoop, stolen my heart, or at least his design for iOS 7 has. Apparently I am not the only one. Across the nation, universities' campus Wi-Fi access has slowed down or even crashed completely, allegedly because so many people were downloading iOS 7. Since Andr...

Obamacare launch: what students need to know

Callie Bretthauer

September 15, 2013

In anticipation of the greatest change to the face of healthcare, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an address and a PSA to remind U.S. citizens that they need to purchase health insurance by 2014. Geared toward young adults, the videos feature HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...

Student loan bill cuts interest rates for ’13-’14 school year

Brenden Moore

September 15, 2013

Congress passed legislation over the summer that will keep student loan interest rates low in the short term.Passing with large bipartisan majorities, the legislation will tie student loan interest rates to financial markets instead of having Congress set the rate every year. The rate for a Federal Di...

Updated: Obama to seek approval for military intervention in Syria

Haley BeMiller

September 3, 2013

President Obama announced that the United States will move forward to authorize military intervention in Syria.The decision comes after U.S. officials discovered evidence of chemical weapon use by the Assad regime. Obama promised months ago that chemical weapons would cross a "red line" and force US ...

U.S. to pursue military intervention in Syria

Haley BeMiller

August 31, 2013

President Obama announced today that the United States will proceed with military intervention in Syria.The decision comes after U.S. officials discovered evidence of chemical weapon use by the Assad regime. Obama promised months ago that chemical weapons would cross a "red line" and force U.S. invo...

Egypt VP resigns amid protests, violence

The Associated Press

August 14, 2013

Warning: Graphic photos accompany the story below.Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and pro-reform leader in the interim government, resigned in protest over the assaults as the military-backed leadership imposed a month-long state of emergency and nighttime curfew.ElBar...

Gov. Quinn signs medical marijuana law

Nathan Weisman

August 5, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Thursday that will make the use of medical marijuana legal. The law makes Illinois the 21st state to make medical marijuana legal with some of the strongest regulations."This bill is a very carefully crafted bill to make sure it's done right," Quinn said at the si...

ICYMI: World news for Aug. 5

The Associated Press

August 5, 2013

U.S. shutters diplomatic posts amid al-Qaida threat U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept....

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