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Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.

Cheap On-Line College Class Threaten Higher Education

College for $99 a month may eventually destroy our traditional system of higher education. One fifth of the student population in 2008 took some sort of distance learning course showing a major increase in online student population compared to only one year prior. Companies like StraighterLine offer online courses in subjects like accounting, statistics and […]

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United Nations Investigator Cites US Neglect of Homeless

United Nations special rapporteur Raquel Rolnik reports that the wealthy United States citizens are ignoring the ever growing homeless crisis while pumping billions in bank rescues. Rolick claims that instead of spending money on other expenses the United States should be putting more money into lifting its people out of homelessness and substandard, overcrowded housing. […]

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Israel Criticized for Nuclear Weapons

Questions and concerns were raised at the International Atomic Energy Agency Conference in Vienna about Israel’s nuclear capabilities. Israel’s only statement about its nuclear capabilities came in 2005, when they opted out of the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty. Their abstention meant the country was not any admitting nuclear capabilities it might have. At the conference, 49 […]

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Less High School Dropouts Could Stimulate the Economy

A recent study released by the Alliance for Excellent Education says that if only half of high school dropouts in 2008 would have graduated high school, they would have added approximately $4.1 billion annually to the economy. The study looked at the 50 largest metropolitan areas in America and found that state and local tax […]

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New Mexico Abolishes the Death Penalty

On March18, 2009 New Mexico’s Governor Richardson signed into law a bill to abolish the death penalty. The Governor released this statement “I do not have confidence in the criminal justice system as it currently operates to be the final arbiter when it comes to who lives and dies. If the State is going to […]

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