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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

College For Free: Tulsa’s Radical Idea

By Corny Turner and Claudio Sanchez

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(Duration: 4:09)

Who can say no to a free college education?

The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. President Obama threw some of them a lifeline earlier this week, with revisions to the government's Pay As You Earn program.

Categories: Economics, Education

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Court OKs Universities’ Quest To Turn To More Digital Copies Of Books

By Lynn Neary

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(Duration: 3:04)

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The universities had allowed Google to make digital copies of more than 10 million books so that they could be searchable by specific terms.









NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

By Eleanor Beardsley

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(Duration: 4:32)

Lucien (left) and Germaine Rigault lean out of their home in La Cambe, a tiny village in Normandy a short distance from Omaha Beach. The couple, in their 80s, were in La Cambe during the Allied landing on June 6, 1944, and live there still. "We

Germaine and Lucien Rigault, 86 and 89 years old, respectively, lean out their first-floor window, watching people go by. They were here in the tiny French hamlet of La Cambe on June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control during World War II.

Categories: Education, History

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