The new $10,000 college degree has everyone talking

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Students leave college with an average $29,400 in loans.

The appeal of a $10,000 college degree is impossible to deny. Average tuition for a public university is more than $35,000 for four years. Students leave college with an average $29,400 in loans. Who wouldn’t get behind an effort to offer bachelor’s degrees that won’t shackle young people to debt for decades after they graduate?

 

 

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Cell phone carriers reject kill switch for stolen smartphones

Carriers don’t want anti-theft software for fear it would eat into the profits.

Lawmakers in San Francisco and New York have been pushing hardware makers like Samsung to provide anti-theft software for cell phones that would allow owners to remotely deactivate a phone should it get stolen, rendering it useless. But according to the San Francisco district attorney, George Gascón, carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint aren’t crazy about the idea of implementing such a “kill switch.” Why? Because they’d lose money.

 

 

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Katie’s Law – New DNA Law Has Linked Felons to 40 Unsolved Crimes

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“Katie’s Law” which was passed in 2009 and created the expanded DNA sampling program.

A law that expanded the number of people who must submit DNA samples has linked crime suspects to 40 unsolved sex assaults, burglaries, arsons and robberies across Colorado, authorities say.

 

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Lawmakers to Allow iPads and Other Devices on Capitol Hill

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iPads and other devices will soon be permitted on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill will soon be permitted to use iPads, iPhones and Blackberry devices on the House floor according to a recent report. Current rules ban the use of these devices, though incoming House speaker John A. Boehmer, the Republican Member for Ohio, is working on plans to relax these measures.

 

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Outgoing Lawmakers Spend Campaign Donor Contributions

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Watchdogs  say the spending by outgoing lawmakers raises questions about whether it is an appropriate use of donors’ money.

After announcing plans to leave the House of Representatives, Florida Democrat Robert Wexler went on to spend more than $340,000 of his campaign funds on staff bonuses, airline tickets and other expenses.

 

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