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How You Personally Could Get Screwed by Paul Ryan

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Are you poor? Female? A student? A veteran? Planning on growing old? Zach Woods of "The Office"? Well, congratulations! If Mitt Romney is elected president, then you're definitely going to get screwed by his running mate Paul Ryan! Click below to find out how. There's a number of ways Paul Ryan's agenda will screw over different groups.

The Odds Are Stacked Against Today's College Grads

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Half of all recent college graduates are jobless or underemployed, with mounting student debt levels creating huge obstacles for millions of young people, an analysis of government data for The Associated Press has found.

From the Classroom to the Courtroom

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In Texas, some students who show up late for class too many times, or just plain don't show up, are being sent to courtrooms instead of principals' offices, while other youngsters face heftier charges and fines for offenses that used to be handled by schools' internal disciplinary officers and structures.

Paterno's Exit Sparks Student Riot

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Angry at school officials and the media for ousting football hero Joe Paterno, thousands of Penn State students poured into the streets of their college town Wednesday night, clashing with police, chanting and taking their frustrations out on local property and a news van.

Missouri Outlaws Student-Teacher Facebook Friendship

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The state-sponsored war on intimacy, fellowship and private contact continues in Missouri, where Gov. Jay Nixon just signed into law a bill forbidding any direct social networking contact between students and teachers. (more)

Enlightened but Unemployed

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The well-intentioned handwringing over what to do about the slow asphyxiation of the traditional American humanities education continues over at Salon.com, where novelist Kim Brooks laments the failure of liberal arts colleges to prepare students for professionally and financially rewarding careers. (more)

America's Freshmen Are Really Stressed Out

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Wedged between past years of standardized testing and fixating on applications and a future of paying off hefty loans with no guarantees of employment, first-year college students around the country are registering higher levels of stress and poorer .

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