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Eight Policy Disputes That Could Lead to a Government Shutdown

Eight Policy Disputes That Could Lead to a Government Shutdown

For the first time since 2013, the United States government could be on the verge of a partial shutdown. If Congress cannot approve a spending bill by Friday night, government operations deemed “inessential” will be forced to shut down until a spending agreement can be reached.

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Eight Policy Disputes That Could Lead to a Government Shutdown

For the first time since 2013, the United States government could be on the verge of a partial shutdown. If Congress cannot approve a spending bill by Friday night, government operations deemed “inessential” will be forced to shut down until a spending agreement can be reached.

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Report: Student Loan Default Crisis May Be Worse Than Expected

Report: Student Loan Default Crisis May Be Worse Than Expected

A new report from the Brookings Institution says that the looming student loan default crisis may be worse than prior estimates. The author, as well as analysts from AEI and Cato, debated the regulatory role of the federal government in mitigating the potential crisis.

Tax on University Endowments Could Divert Tens of Millions from Students

Harvard, Princeton and Yale will be among the hardest hit by a new 1.4% tax on large university endowments contained in the major tax reform legislation passed by Congress last November. Experts warn the tax could cause tens of millions of dollars to be diverted from programs for students and research.

Breaking the Silence Through Art

Mexican artist and feminist Monica Mayer uses art as a tool for social change. Her latest exhibit, The Clothesline Project, encourages women to speak up about experiences of sexual harassment and domestic violence.

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Devastated by Hurricane, St. Martin Looks to Rebuild By Late 2018

Devastated by Hurricane, St. Martin Looks to Rebuild By Late 2018

WASHINGTON – St. Martin, one of the Caribbean islands ravaged by a hurricane last month, aims to restore its economy by late 2018, according to the Dutch ambassador to the United States. “Everything I hear is that we’re going to lose this tourist season,” Ambassador...

Bridging the skills gap, one solar panel at a time

Solar Works DC is a new partnership between the city and the nonprofit GRID Alternatives that trains workers for solar jobs. Many of the participants come from Washington’s poorest areas, and over the next three years will be paid to install solar panels on 100,000 low-income homes.

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