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Sunday January 7th, 2018 morning edition

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And the gap between in-state and out-of-state tuition prices charged by public campuses has grown significantly in many states as colleges see out-of-state students as a critical revenue source.

Leaders at those four Pennsylvania schools blame state lawmakers for bringing their institutions to the brink of what would be a hefty tuition increase — about $10,000 at Penn State alone.

Since 2000, lawmakers have been chipping away at taxpayer appropriations to the Pennsylvania schools, which have seen their share decline by some $4,000 per student.

The story is similar in other states: Appropriations to public colleges are cut, or at the best, remain flat, and then tuition prices go up.

“Anywhere else in higher education, few people would make the assertions they are making with that little evidence,” he added.

The other, in the journal Economics of Education Review, found the pass-through rate is about $25 for every $100 cut.

Instead, colleges and lawmakers have limped along patching together short-term strategies, such as increases in out-of-state enrollment, to bring in more revenue. »

Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86

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Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86.

Jerry Van Dyke -- the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke -- has died ... TMZ has learned. »

Oxygen Is Disappearing From the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

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They discovered a four-to-tenfold increase in areas of the ocean with little to no oxygen, which researchers say is alarming because half of Earth’s oxygen originates from the ocean.

The team of scientists is from the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s working group, created in 2016 and called the Global Ocean Oxygen Network.

They noted that the amount of water in the open ocean without oxygen has quadrupled in 50 years. »

Trump thinks Scientology should lose tax-exempt status

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President Trump has thrown his support behind removing the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status, according to a Huffington Post report.

Twitter messages from a Trump family friend and top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development claim that Trump and his family "couldn't agree more" that the church should lose its tax-exempt status.

"From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. »

Late Night in Miyajima

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The temperatures there swing between 15 to 0 degrees C in December, so it's definitely a nice time to stay here.

We stayed at Hostel Kaniwa one night, and it was a fine little hostel to stay at.

The torii, the deer, the forest landscapes, the waterside shrine... that's what makes the island a must-visit. »