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DeVos reinstates for-profit college watchdog cut under Obama

In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision. Her decision says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and ...

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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of ...

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Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking

President Barack Obama speaks in Atlanta on Monday. Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, bringing the total commutations during his presidency to 562, or more than the past nine presidents combined, according to the White House. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP file photo

  HONOLULU — In a sweeping response to election hacking, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and shuttered two Russian-owned compounds in the U.S. It was the strongest ...

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Trump’s win likely dooms Baltimore federal judgeship, alters 4th Circuit

Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore (File)

Donald J. Trump’s election victory likely dooms the federal-judgeship hopes of an Obama nominee in Baltimore and could shift the ideological composition of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Trump’s victory likely dooms Gallagher’s bid for federal bench in Md.

Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore (File)

The presidential election of Donald J. Trump likely ends U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher’s bid for a seat on the federal district court in Baltimore. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Gallagher has laid dormant in the Senate since May ...

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