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Hastings deeply troubled by doubling of student loan rates

Recently, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after Congress failed to reach a compromise to prevent the doubling of student loan rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent: “I am deeply troubled that Republicans in Congress could not find the will to act before the student loan interest rates doubled. ...

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Superintendents want grade-level policy continued

Curbing the possible declines in school scores — which would essentially continue a policy from last year allowing the marks to drop no more than a letter grade at each school — was one of several recommendations the superintendents made during a meeting of a task force Bennett put together at the request of the State Board of Education. ...

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If Trayvon Martin was pounding Zimmerman MMA Style on the dirt, why was Zimmerman’s jacket so clean?

If Zimmerman was fighting for his life on the night in question, the evidence sure doesn’t seem to support that. If Trayvon was using “Ground and Pound” MMA moves to punch Zimmerman in the face dozens of times, then why’d Zimmerman only get a bloody nose and a couple of cuts on the back of the head? And why was there only one minor injury to Trayvon Martin’s hand? ...

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