Durbin: For-Profit Colleges Rob Deserving Veterans

During a press conference Wednesday announcing the transfer of the privately-owned domain name GIBill.com to Veterans Administration ownership, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) decried the financial exploitation of veterans occurring at the expense of America’s veterans at for-profit colleges.

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Marijuana Lobbyist: Congress Should Do Nothing In Lame Duck Session Over D.C. Pot Legalization

TRNS interviewed Bob Capechi, deputy director for state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project.

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● Gag order lifted for Alabama consumer case

● Most deported immigrants are male

● Monsanto beats drum against initiative

● FCC targets high cost of inmate calls

● Pastors in Idaho face jail, fines

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A pair of memorials for an American and Brit killed by the Islamic State, a human rights visit to Detroit and a U.N. meeting on the peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 17, 2014

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Senegal is declared ‘Ebola-free,’ a breakthrough between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, and the Swedish military on high alert.

White House Defends “Ebola Czar” Choice

“What we were looking for was not an Ebola expert, but rather an implementation expert,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

WHO: Ebola Outbreak in Senegal ‘Over’

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Senegalese health officials have undertaken 42 days of ‘case finding’ without reporting a new infection.