Patt Morrison for March 6, 2012

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Student loan debt mounting: could it hurt the U.S. economy?

Some have called the nation’s rising college debt load a “ticking time bomb” that threatens young adults, their families and the broader economy.
Vladimir Putin Declared Winner In Russia's Presidential Election

Vladimir Putin wins a still-contested election in Russia

Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential election Sunday with 63 percent of the vote, inciting large demonstrations in Moscow and elsewhere. Twenty thousand protestors gathered in Moscow’s Pushkin Square the day after the election to protest the contested election results.
Military Families Retreat Designed To Relieve Post-Combat Stress
Does couples therapy work? Have you been in couples therapy? Are you a therapist who has dealt with couples, and what were the highs and lows of that process?

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s space race pep talk

Neil deGrasse Tyson is something like a rock star in the world of astrophysics. While many of his colleagues toil away doing research and teaching in classrooms, Tyson is an evangelist for space exploration with an unparalleled ability to make lofty science subjects fun and interesting to people who may not spend a lot of time contemplating the cosmos.
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