Colleen Woolery

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Oregon may have solved the student loan crisis

Debt-free higher education plan is like “an inverse of Social Security”<p>Last week Congress allowed the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford student loans to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. This was just the latest in a series of indignities for students, whose debt burden has …

House Passes a Food Stamp-Free Farm Bill

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>By a vote of 216-208, House Republicans passed a farm bill on Thursday that splits the two …

North Dakota Abortion Clinic On Front Lines Of State Battle

* New state laws could force closure of state's only abortion clinic<p>* Part of wave of restrictions passed in GOP-led states since 2010<p>By John Whitesides<p>FARGO, N.D., July 11 (Reuters) - The signs outside the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo suggest a place under siege: "It is a federal …

Paula Deen Fires Legal Team

Parties begin immigration dance

Now that House Republican leaders have committed to bite-size immigration reform, the real political calculus begins.<p>Speaker John Boehner and his team are feeling the pressure to pass an immigration bill and probably need Democratic votes to do so. And while Democrats by and large prefer a …

Ireland's parliament approves 'life-saving' abortion

<b>Lawmakers in the Republic of Ireland have voted to legalise abortion under certain conditions for the first time.</b><p>The move, approved by a 127-31 vote in the lower house (Dáil), would authorise a termination when doctors deem that a woman is at risk of taking her life. It needs upper house …

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Ireland passes law allowing limited rights to abortion

Irish parliamentarians passed a groundbreaking law early on Thursday allowing limited abortion rights in the republic.<p>Enda Kenny and his coalition …

US calls for halt to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood arrests

<b>The US has urged Egypt's leadership to stop the "arbitrary" arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members, warning against targeting any particular group.</b><p>"You're working against yourself if your effort is to be inclusive," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.<p>UN chief Ban Ki-moon also warned against the …

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