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President Obama and Secretary Duncan address college affordability

01/27/12 02:01PM

Before an energetic crowd today at the University of Michigan, President Obama laid out his plans to keep college affordable for all students. The "rally-like atmosphere" saw about 4,000 people come out to hear the President talk, according to NBC's Shawna Thomas, who was in Ann Arbor for the speech. The President discussed the need for colleges to recognize the importance of keeping tuition costs low, citing a "great education" as the reason he and First Lady Michelle Obama achieved their successes. read more

Morning Joe is heading down to sunny South Beach, Florida

Morning Joe is heading down to sunny South Beach, Florida

01/27/12 11:10AM

South Beach, Florida is currently a balmy 81 degrees and the Morning Joe crew will soaking up that Miami sun soon! That's right, next week we'll be in Florida, the once-home to one Joe Scarborough, who alongside Mika Brzezinski and the Morning Joe panel will be providing live coverage of Sunshine State's primary election.After the success of our road shows in Des Moines, Manchester, and Charleston, we are heading to Miami, giving viewers and fans a chance to see the show live.Take a break from the beach and join the broadcast on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. read more

An excerpt from Cullen Murphy's new book "God's Jury"

An excerpt from Cullen Murphy's new book "God's Jury"

01/26/12 11:50AM

Scientist Versus SimpletonThe remains of Galileo Galilei — physicist, astronomer, philosopher, and tactical self-censor — lie entombed in marble at the Church of Santa Croce, in Florence. Or, rather, most of Galileo lies there. In 1737, as his body was being transferred from the place where it had been secretly kept (ecclesiastical authorities for years would not permit its interment in a consecrated church) to the monument in Santa Croce, a group of admirers removed one of Galileo’s vertebrae, one of his teeth, and three of his fingers. read more

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