Political differences impede regulation of for-profit schools In late July, a U.S. Senate committee that scrutinized 30 for-profit colleges around the country questioned the performance of three based in the Twin Cities. Minnesota state officials are taking a closer look at the state's for-profit colleges.3:50 p.m.
Political differences impede regulation of for-profit schools In late July, a U.S. Senate committee that scrutinized 30 for-profit colleges around the country questioned the performance of three based in the Twin Cities. Minnesota state officials are taking a closer look at the state's for-profit colleges.5:50 p.m.
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Chicago Teacher Strike Puts Obama In Awkward Spot
President Obama has a delicate dance in dealing with the Chicago teachers strike. Unions are traditionally his staunchest supporters and enthusiastic campaigners. And while they're not happy with the reform policies his administration is pursuing, they're likely to stick with the president to a point. Mitt Romney meanwhile says he's on the side of parents and students.
Officials Combat Big Stink In Southern California
Melissa Block talks to Jack Crayon, an environmental scientist at California's Department of Fish and Game, about odd smells that have invaded a large area in Southern California. He says it smells like the gases from the Salton Sea.
Construction Still Slow At World Trade Center Site
As the tallest building in New York City rises at the World Trade Center site, the total cost of the rebuilding project is also climbing fast. An audit of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the project, found the cost has grown to a whopping $14.8 billion dollars. A museum commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attacks was scheduled to open this month. Construction was delayed because of a fight over money, but an agreement last night could pave the way for construction to resume.
China's President-To-Be Mysteriously Absent
The man in line to be China's next President has missed a number of official functions recently — leading to speculation about his health. Xi Jinping who's expected to take over the presidency next month, has not been seen in public for the last ten days. Comments on Chinese microblogging sites suggested he might be severely ill, or had been injured in a car crash. However wire reports quoting unnamed official sources say Xi has injured his back while swimming, and is avoiding public events while he recovers.
Racial, Regional Divide Still Haunt Detroit's Progress
In Detroit, the predominantly black city and predominantly white suburbs have feuded for decades over finances and control of assets. A recent suburban vote to help a city institution offers hope for better cooperation. But old tensions are still roiling over a proposal to put a beloved city park under state oversight.
'Breed': A Pseudonym To Pen A Tale Of Horror
Author Scott Spencer is best known for his literary best-seller Endless Love — now, he's adopted a pseudonym, Chase Novak, to explore darker stories like the tale of baby lust and body horror in his new novel, Breed.