Poll: Many Americans not all that concerned about climate change
June 25th, 2013
07:23 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Many Americans not all that concerned about climate change

Washington (CNN) – As President Obama is expected to lay out his plans for combating global climate change Tuesday, Americans don't seem to be overly concerned about the threat from the environment, according to a new poll.

Americans were far less likely to name global climate change as a major threat to their country compared to international counterparts, according to a new poll spanning more than three dozen countries from the Pew Research Center released Monday.
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Deadline nears for higher student loan rates
June 25th, 2013
07:10 AM ET
1 year ago

Deadline nears for higher student loan rates

Washington (CNNMoney) - It's crunch time for students who rely on subsidized government loans - interest rates on them double to 6.8% on July 1.

Only Congress can hold the rates down, and so far it's not looking good. Washington lawmakers aren't close to agreeing on any deal to save the 7 million college students who are taking the subsidized Stafford loans this year.

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History not likely to repeat itself in Massachusetts Senate election
Gabriel Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL, is hoping to follow in Scott Brown's footsteps to the U.S. Senate.
June 25th, 2013
07:07 AM ET
1 year ago

History not likely to repeat itself in Massachusetts Senate election

(CNN) - Here we go again.

For the second time in three years, Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.

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CNN Washington AM Note
June 25th, 2013
06:11 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

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CNN: Russian Foreign Minister rejects U.S accusations regarding Snowden as baseless

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia had no connection to U.S fugitive Edward Snowden.  Speaking at a joint press conference with the Algerian foreign minister in Moscow, Lavrov said:  "I want to say, right away, that we have nothing to do with Mr Snowden, or his movements around the world.  Snowden did not cross the Russian border and United States accusations of Russia with regard to Snowden case are totally baseless".

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WSJ: Charter Schools Receive a Passing Grade

Students attending publicly funded, privately run charter schools posted slightly higher learning gains overall in reading than their peers in traditional public schools and about the same gains in math, but the results varied drastically by state, according to one of the most comprehensive studies of U.S. charter schools. The study, published Tuesday by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, found that charter students in Rhode Island, for example, gained the equivalent of an additional 86 days of reading comprehension and 108 days of math comprehension annually compared with peers in traditional public schools. In Nevada, however, charter students had 115 fewer days of learning in reading and 137 fewer in math annually, the study found. Overall, the new study found that charter students gained an additional eight days of reading, while the math gains were identical. Low-income Hispanic and African-American students did much better in charters than their peers in the traditional school option, while white children did worse in charters.

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