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National Collegiate Trust/American Education Services: Forgive My Deceased Son's Student Loan

My name is Ella Edwards. My only son, Jermaine Edwards, was a wonderful young man and the light of my life. When he went to college to study music production, I was happy to cosign his student loans -- he dreamt of making a better life for himself and I wanted to help him do that. But then Jermaine died suddenly in 2009 at just 24 years old. That's when First Marblehead Corporation and American...

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Allow Students to Wear Their Natural Hair

Soon after the start of this school year, my 7 year old daughter Tiana was told by the Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa that she couldn't attend her second grade class unless she changed her natural hair. Tiana -- and all of our family -- were heartbroken when school officials told us that she would have to change her dreadlocks if she wanted to attend school because apparently the school...

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First Marblehead Corporation: Forgive the Student Loans of My Deceased Son

When my son Donte Newsome was murdered on July 5, 2008, it felt like everything I had was taken away from me. Then a company called First Marblehead Corporation showed me how wrong I was.

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Restore Librarians to DC Schools

My son Kai attends our neighborhood elementary school and loves his librarian, who always had wonderful literacy activities to foster a love of reading. Thanks to her and the excellent teachers, our struggling urban school raised its reading scores by 14% last year!

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Pass TEACH Act: Equal Access to Educational Materials for Students with Disabilities

As a blind college student, I know firsthand what it's like to go to class and not have the accessible materials needed to learn. Each day blind college students are dropping out of classes, abandoning long-held dream career plans, and failing to graduate - not because of lack of abilities, intellect or work ethic - but because of the lack of commitment by institutions of higher education to...

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People's Justice Against Crime

"The Sovereign Filipino People propose to adopt a National Jury Law to minimize government corruption and serious civil/criminal offenses. A Device for Crime Prevention, To Achieve National Unity

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Stop Discriminating Against Student Veterans

After I served in the United States Army for 4 years, I decided to continue my education and study to become a physicians assistant. Little did I know that the UNC system would ignore the GI Bill tuition benefits I earned through my 4 years of service in the US Army and force me to pay out-of-state tuition.

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Save W. C. Handy Head Start: Let Our Kids Know They Matter!

Our youngest victims in the Federal Shutdown are our children in the Head Start Program. Help Keep Our Head Start Pre-School Open! My name is Pam Meo Turner and I am a teacher at the W. C Handy Head Start (Lauderdale County Head Start) in Florence, Alabama. We have a few more days before they shut down our school for good if congress will not act soon. Thank God! Part of the $10 million gift will...

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Support press freedom in the Philippines

To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other...

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Time to Get the House in Order - Shake Up PMQs

Ambitious, connected, ruthless, rich and male. This is how Mumsnet users described politicians in a survey we published this weekend. One of the biggest turn-offs is Prime Minister’s Questions: the weekly showdown between the PM and the leader of the opposition. Half of people who responded to our survey said it damaged the reputation of parliament, and three-quarters said it was outdated and...

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George Fox University: Stop Denying My Transgender Son Appropriate On-Campus Housing

I am speaking out for my African-American, transgender son, Jayce, and asking for your support. Jayce wants to live with his male friends in on-campus housing next year, but George Fox University recently refused to allow this because Jayce is transgender. As Jayce’s mother, I am deeply concerned by George Fox University’s decision.

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political petition

Cape Town - The State will approach the Supreme Court of Appeal to ask for a heavier sentence for former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. The State's application for leave to appeals sentence was denied by the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Judge Anton Veldhuizen listened to the State's arguments, confirmed the defence was opposing the...

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Stop Cutting Trees for Road-Widening Projects

Thousands of trees all over the Philippines, many of them century-old, have been cut for road widening and infrastructure development projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Many more trees face the same fate. In several cases, road widening was deemed unnecessary.

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