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  • Reducing student debt requires a national commitment

    Reducing student debt requires a national commitment
    Tonight, as families of high school students across the country sit down to eat dinner, talk will likely turn to college applications. For those in the midst of the process, the conversation will almost definitely touch on affordability. And for those...
  • VA is critical to medicine and vets

    VA is critical to medicine and vets
    During preparation for my confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), I was repeatedly asked, "Why doesn't VA just hand out vouchers allowing veterans to get care wherever they want?" For a department recovering from serious issues involving...
  • Federal role in Common Core must end, advocates say

    The federal government should not be involved in adoption of the Common Core State Standards, advocates on both sides of the debate said at a panel Wednesday. That would represent a departure from the Department of Education's past attempts to...
  • Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

    Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women. "Women have not shared equally in the emerging...
  • Endorsements for the Illinois House

    Endorsements for the Illinois House
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Illinois House. 41st District: Rep. Darlene Senger's run for Congress has opened this west suburban seat. Republican Grant Wehrli, a Naperville city councilman, faces Democrat Ed...
  • Distortions fly in race for governor

    Distortions fly in race for governor
    Surrounded by a dozen other Democrats, Anthony G. Brown summoned the news media Wednesday to once again claim that his opponent wants to cut nearly half a billion dollars in state school construction funding. Republican Larry Hogan has never said that....
  • Millions view talking dogs online spoof of U.S. Supreme Court

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A comedy sketch with dogs portraying members of the U.S. Supreme Court - picture Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a Chihuahua - had scored more than two million YouTube views by Thursday, drawing attention to the...
  • Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

    MIAMI Black voters' disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats, who badly need a big African-American turnout to win Senate and gubernatorial races in key...
  • China announces legal reforms, but commitment is in doubt

    BEIJING China's Communist Party on Thursday announced new legal policies that, among other things, would punish local officials found to be interfering with judicial cases. On the surface, that step and others could prove significant in making the...
  • Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs

    Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs
    Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Lake County on Wednesday, trying to boost Democratic prospects in races for U.S. Senate, governor and Congress. “It’s not 2016, it’s today,” Biden told the cheering crowd, offering a warning...
  • Trial date in Virginia killings set for former political candidate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia judge on Thursday set a 2015 trial date for an eccentric former political candidate charged in three killings in the Washington area. Charles Severance was indicted last month in Alexandria, Virginia, on 10 counts...