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Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer speaks at the Reuters Global Financial Regulation Summit in 2010. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Up for July 13: What you need to know

07/12/13 05:02PM

On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll start with the very latest on the George Zimmerman trial, where the jury is deliberating. We'll also cover the latest in the immigration reform negotiations in the House and the grim prospects for any big legislation in the age of Congressional obstructionism. read more

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks to reporters during the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, May 14, 2013.  (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano to resign

07/12/13 10:42AM

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday that she will resign to become the next president of the University of California system. She will be the first female president in the system’s history. Napolitano confirmed in a statement that she will leave department after heading the office for more than four years. Napolitano attended Santa Clara University. Before serving two terms as governor of Arizona, she served as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona and as the state’s attorney general. read more

Graduating students arrive for Commencement Exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts May 20, 2013.  (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Higher student loan rates are only part of the higher education crisis

07/06/13 01:40PM

Student loan rates doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1, and while the Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to bring Stafford loan rates back down before students return to school in the fall, the fundamental problem of how to pay the ballooning prices for higher education still needs to be addressed. "We have to decide how we are going to fund students to be able to go to college," panelist L. Joy Williams said on Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki. "We have to change out that model." read more