Saving the Historical Record

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Scholars and archivists are making progress in sustaining a small but crucial program the Bush administration seeks to eliminate.

Detente, Sort of, on Student Loans

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Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.

Congress Acts on Budgets for Humanities and Science Programs

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House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.

For Colleges, a Better Than Expected Budget

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Money is tight in House spending plan for education programs and NIH, but panel reverses most cuts proposed by Bush administration.

Budget Bill Advances in House

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Appropriations Committee endorses $50 increase in Pell maximum and minuscule boost for NIH.

House Holds Firm on Tight Budget

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In passing spending measure for student aid and NIH, lawmakers approve permanent end to lender loophole.

Senate Passes Bill to Finance Cultural Endowments

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NEH would receive $143 million and NEA $131 million in 2006, up $5 million each.

Failed Attempt at Easing Study in Cuba

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U.S. House rejects amendment that would have undermined year-old Treasury Department rules.

Stopping a Lender Subsidy, Permanently

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House GOP leaders and Bush administration agree to end 9.5% rate for some loans -- belatedly, Democrats say.

Training Tomorrow's Doctors, For Now

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Growing up in a moderate income area near San Diego, Arnold Cuenca had an interest in and aptitude for science in high school. But as he contemplated potential careers, he, like most of his peers, was encouraged to enter the military or take a job right out of high school -- paths most of his peers chose. His mom was a nurse, though, and that got him thinking about being a doctor.

"Other than my mom, I had nothing to encourage me to become a health professional -- I didn't know what medicine was," says Cuenca.


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