After weeks of wrangling, Washington has reached a compromise on student loan interest rates. While many eyes were focused on the numbers, a critical new precedent has been set in this deal. For the first time, the federal Stafford loan program will have different rates for graduate and undergraduate loans.
Residents of Los Angeles are blessed with a topographical treasure found in no other city on the planet - ours is traversed by a mountain range. The close proximity to nature can be both beautiful and exciting, and it also means a healthy dose of interaction with animals, from the most ubiquitous crows to rarer species like mountain lions and black bears.
California State University and California Community College campuses got one step closer to being tobacco-free after the state Assembly voted 41-24 yesterday to approve a tobacco ban; Faith Salie of NPR's Wait, Wait . . .Don't Tell Me talks about new memoir, "Approval Junkie," and weighing the pros and cons of a bailout for Puerto Rico.
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