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Treasury Secretary Jake Lew laughs Tuesday as he recalls that partisanship during the administration of Ronald Reagan wasn’t nearly as bad as it is today. He was the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Washington breakfast.

Fiscal confidence strained by Obamacare, budget threat

Gavin Stern, SHFWire reporter September 20, 2013

WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers have turned the Affordable Care Act into a sieve, through which the entire world economy must pass, by leveraging two critical October deadlines – a raise in the debt ceiling and a bill to fund the federal government...

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President Diana Natalicio delivers a speech on the upcoming centennial year at the UGLC.

Natalicio delivers speech on upcoming countdown to centennial

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter September 19, 2013

President Diana Natalicio spoke Thursday at the Undergraduate Learning Center patio to discuss the upcoming centennial year and the festivities that are to follow. Guests at the event got a sneak peak of the Welcome Center, presented by Maribel Villalva,...

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Journalist Terence Smith, left, asks Mark Zuckerberg, far right, if Facebook would ever go into the news business, become a news aggregator-type service or a forum at Wednesday’s event. Zuckerberg said Facebook would probably not produce news content. James Bennet, center, editor of Atlantic magazine, looks on.

Zuckerberg’s Initiative, NSA, immigration stances highlight talk

Sean Bradley, SHFWire reporter September 19, 2013

WASHINGTON - Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be a part of a “digital social fabric” for the future. Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking site Facebook, discussed a multitude of subjects Wednesday, including the project,...

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Workshop with a beat presents Latin music at White House

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire reporter September 18, 2013

WASHINGTON - A group of middle and high school students were serenaded to the tune of “La Bamba” Monday at the White House by some of the biggest names in Latin music, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The 130 students from around the D.C. area...

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Graduate school reps from around the U.S. to visit UTEP for fair

Amanda Guillen, Staff reporter September 18, 2013

Students interested in graduate school will have the chance to speak to representatives at the Graduate and Professional Schools fair hosted by the University Career Center. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at the third floor of Union...

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One of the New Trent external batteries.

Smart phones, stupid batteries

Marcus Seegers, Contributor September 17, 2013

Everyone loves to have the freedom and accessibility a smart phone gives you. You have the ability to communicate with anyone and everyone you want. With smart phones you also have the Internet in the palm of your hand. However, there is one problem everyone...

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Top national jobs not common in El Paso, students consider leaving

Top national jobs not common in El Paso, students consider leaving

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor September 17, 2013

As the unemployment rates in El Paso remain high, recent college graduates are often faced with making the decision to move out of the city in order to find a job that pertains to their career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top jobs...

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Last year’s Career Expo drew 2,500 students. This year, organizers are hoping to see 3,500 students attend.

Career expo expected to draw thousands

Jasmine Aguilera, Kristopher Rivera September 17, 2013

The UTEP Career expo is expected to draw thousands of students and more than 100 employers this year. The expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Don Haskins Center. Betsy Castro-Duarte, associate director of the University...

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Visión México helps Mexican and other international students find a career in their home country.

Students find job opportunities in Mexico through campus organization

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter September 17, 2013

Students of Mexican nationality are being guided through the job-hunt process with the help of a student organization, Visión México. David Garcia, co-founder and president, said that the organization helps students who are losing networking opportunities...

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Navy Cmdr. Tim Jirus says that a man standing next to him was shot and killed as both tried to escape from the shooter at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. SHFWire photo by Nick Prete

13 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting

Zahra Farah, SHFWire Reporter September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON – At least 13 people are confirmed dead and several others were wounded after a mass shooting Monday morning at Washington Navy Yard. The suspected shooter is among the 13 dead, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a press conference....

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(Left-Right) Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights and Rep. Beto ORourke, D-Texas, discuss immigration reform at a Monday town hall meeting.

Rep. O’Rourke hears testimony at town hall from those affected by deportation

Leonardo Montañez, Staff reporter September 16, 2013

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, hosted members of the Congressional Border Caucus for a Monday immigration reform town hall meeting. The purpose of the event was to listen to El Pasoans who have been affected by deportation and was held in partnership...

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Gary Edens, vice-president of student affairs, speaks at the launching ceremony of the Miner Volunteer Corps.

New Miner Volunteer Corps to mobilize students

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 13, 2013

The Miner Volunteer Corp brings a potential army of service-learners to the UTEP campus. The group, administered through the Center for Civic Engagement, will provide large-scale deployment of volunteers for community projects on and off campus. “This...

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