College Tuition is Skyrocketing But So Are College Housing Costs

One of the fastest growing costs of college education is not just tuition but student housing. Average cost of tuition at public colleges tripled between 1990 and 2018 to $10,270. As a result, average student debt has increased from about $11,000 to about $35,000 in that time. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

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Authorities and Protestors Clash at Hong Kong Airport

Demonstrations in Hong Kong turned violent today as clashes erupted at Hong Kong’s international airport. Protestors had shut down one the world’s busiest airports for the second straight day, blocking departure lines and causing the cancellation of more than 200 flights. Police said they tried to help emergency crews reach a man who was apprehended […]

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With Eye on Environment, Holiday Inn to Eliminate Tiny Toiletry Bottles

InterContinental Group, the parent of company of Holiday Inn Hotels, has announced it will eliminate travel-size toiletries from its guest rooms over the next two years in an effort to cut down on plastic waste. Travelers staying at the company’s hotel chains will instead find bulk-sized dispensers of shampoo, conditioner and other products in their […]

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Boris Johnson to Become Next UK Prime Minister

The United Kingdom has a new prime minister as Boris Johnson became the leader of the country’s governing Conservative Party. He defeated Conservative rival Jeremy Hunt by winning two-thirds of roughly 160,000 party votes across the country today. He will officially become prime minister tomorrow once Queen Elizabeth II formally asks him to form a […]

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CEO of Popular E-Cig Maker Apologizes to Parents

The CEO of popular electronic cigarette maker, Juul Labs, apologized last week to parents whose young children use the company’s popular brand of electric cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. “I’m sorry that their child is using the product. It’s not intended for them,” Kevin Burns told CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla. “I hope there was nothing that we did […]

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Democrats Call on Alex Acosta to Resign Over Handling of Epstein Case

Democratic Congressional leaders have called on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign after new facts emerged about the leniency he offered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein while Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami. Prosecutors in New York City issued new sex trafficking charges against Epstein this week which involve young women and underage girls. “It […]

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President Trump Imposes Tough New Sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump has announced tough new sanctions against Iran for what he calls increasingly aggressive behavior toward the U.S. and its interests. The President made the announcement this morning from the Oval Office. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran until the regime abandons its dangerous activities and aspirations, including the pursuit of […]

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Iran Threatens to Break Aspects of Nuclear Deal in Response to U.S. Actions

The Iran government announced today that it will break its commitment to the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between the U.S., Iran and five other countries. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal last year saying the deal had not been negotiated up to his standards. The deal specifies that Iran will stockpile no more […]

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