Rollins: Debt crisis looms for governments
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For more than a decade now, Texas' local governments, consisting of cities, counties, school districts and special districts, have gone deep into debt to do everything from build new schools to purchase the latest technology for the classroom to buy …

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Comb: Student debt crisis goes beyond interest rates
www.metrowestdailynews.com

With the average student today leaving college just shy of $30,000 in debt, it's imperative that lawmakers do all they can to ease the financial burden for the next generation of college-goers. But controlling interest rates for future borrower is only …

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Frederick Douglass: 5 Religious Facts You Might Not Know
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Religion News Service. WASHINGTON (RNS) Frederick Douglass, whose seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday (June 19), is known as the father of the civil rights movement. But the 19th-century abolitionist and former slave …

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Gay marriage doesn't come at expense of religion
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Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of Elk Grove, an influential voice among Protestant evangelicals, are both strongly opposed to same-sex marriage on religious grounds. Both are admirable men of conscience …

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Former Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge Bristles At Government …
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</a> "I don't mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States," Graham said in an interview on "Fox and Friends." …

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So The US Government Monitors European Citizens. What Does That Mean For …
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Google, Facebook and Apple pushed, and eventually got permission, to reveal what they reported to the government under the program — thus painting themselves as defenders of free speech, transparency and reluctant participants in the program.

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A boost — and a bonus — for good government workers
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Examples of dysfunction in government often get plenty of attention, justifiably: Witness the IRS troubles in Cincinnati, the National Security Agency's inability to keep its secrets, the security breakdown at the U.S. outpost in Benghazi. The good …

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Thai Government Shuffles Cabinet Midway Into Term
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Thailand's government overhauled its Cabinet halfway through its first term, in an apparent attempt to salvage its popularity waning because of financial losses over a rice subsidy and other projects. The changes, endorsed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, …

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