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"Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet." For most of his life, Michael Tubbs has carried around that verse, from Tupac Shakur's poem "The Rose that Grew from Concrete," like a mantra in his head — a reminder to himself of where he came from and why it matters. When Tubbs was 6, his father was ...

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Without a new revenue source, Albany will face a $5 million shortfall for the next budget cycle, City Manager Peter Troedsson warned the City …

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The acreage that Kim Byung-rok bought on a quiet mountain in South Korea a few years ago was meant for farming and fresh air. But after the pandemic hit, he offered a big chunk of it to the local government, figuring it could be put to good use helping others.

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When government forces businesses to close (even if it is for a pandemic), it’s a “taking” in the legal sense.  And we can think about $3 trillion in federal bailout spending as “just compensation” to businesses and employees for that taking.  Basically, we have decided to borrow from future generations in an attempt to stop a virus and save the economy.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan compromise was approved by the Senate Wednesday night, and House leaders predict final congressional approval Friday.

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The pricing data used in this analysis is from the National Center for Educational Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (NCES-IPEDS). The average net price is for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. For each institution, the average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total published price of attendance. Apart from net price, the other pricing statistics shown reflect what is published by the universities.

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