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The 2013-14 FAFSA form is ten pages long and has 64 pages of instructions.

FAFSA not necessary, say financial aid experts

Nick Prete, SFWire Reporter November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is not necessary, financial aid experts told senators at a hearing about how to make applying for federal aid a friendlier and easier process. “Do we even need a FAFSA form? Do you think?...

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Trevor Timm, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, addresses the group he will be helping to lobby at the Capitol. The group leaders wanted everyone to focus on personal stories of why data collection mattered to them.

Protesters rally against NSA’s bulk data collection

Nick Prete, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter November 5, 2013

WASHINGTON - Flags silhouetted Columbus Fountain as chants against mass surveillance reverberated from Union Station’s marble façade. Protesters from all over the country spoke out against bulk data collection in a two-part assault with congressional...

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Thomas E. Mann speaks at American University about the future of Congress - how extremism has created a rift that separates parties and eliminates compromise.

Political extremism led to shutdown, authors say

Nick Prete, SHFWire reporter October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON – With the government shut down now for eight days, people all over the nation have been asking, “What is wrong with Congress?” Two congressional scholars pointed to political extremism as the answer Oct. 3 in a discussion at American...

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[Video] Republicans tear down gates to World War II Memorial

Nick Prete, SHFWire reporter October 3, 2013

WASHINGTON - How many Republicans does it take to tear down a fence? Apparently quite a few. About a dozen senators and representatives, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.,  welcomed veterans from the Honor Flight program to the World War II...

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People visit the Natural History Museum before its likely closing due to the government shutdown.

Shutdown to affect more than just government

Nick Prete, SHFWire reporter October 1, 2013

Editor’s note: This story was written Sept. 30. Due to the subject matter, some facts may have changed since the time it was written. WASHINGTON — Visitors to Washington may not think a government shutdown will affect them, but if they plan to...

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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

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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

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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

[Photo] 13 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting

September 16, 2013

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

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