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Trump and DeVos fuel a for-profit college comeback

Scrutiny of fraud fades as feds go lax on an industry that Obama targeted.

For-profit colleges are winning their battle to dismantle Obama-era restrictions as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolls back regulations, grants reprieves to schools at risk of losing their federal funding and stocks her agency with industry insiders.

Moved to gut two major Obama-era regulations reviled by the industry that would have cut off funding to low-performing programs and made it easier for defrauded students to wipe out their loans;

Appointed a former for-profit college official, Julian Schmoke Jr., to lead the team charged with policing fraud in higher education — one of a slew of industry insiders installed in key positions. Schmoke is a former dean at DeVry University, whose parent company agreed last year to pay $100 million to resolve allegations the company misled students about their job and salary prospects;


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Congress expands Russia investigation to include Trump's personal attorney

By Brian Ross Matthew Mosk

One of President Donald Trump’s closest confidants, his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, has now become a focus of the expanding congressional investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 campaign.

Cohen confirmed to ABC News that House and Senate investigators have asked him “to provide information and testimony” about any contacts he had with people connected to the Russian government, but he said he has turned down the invitation.

“I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered,” Cohen told ABC News in an email Tuesday.

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What Actually Cause the 2008 Financial Melt Down

Everyone remembers the financial collapse of Wall Street and most of the large banks and security firms in 2008. But very few of the average citizenry know how, why or even who actually caused it.

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McCain Defends Free Press: 'That's How Dictators Get Started'

Sen. John McCain is defending the free press as an important part of a strong democracy in an exclusive interview on Meet the Press airing Sunday.

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Waxahachie and Ellis County, Texas holds a unique position on the Texas map, being just south of Dallas (Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas) and Tarrant counties.  The hustle and bustle of the neighboring big cities of Dallas and Fort Worth falls away and a slower pace of life takes over as Ellis County appears in the windshield.

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