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DeVos reinstates for-profit college watchdog cut under Obama (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

  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 (access required)

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. (access required)

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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