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WH: Obama Looking ‘to Fundamentally Rethink and Reshape’ Higher Education

(CNSNews.com) – White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at the White House briefing on Tuesday that President Barack Obama believes America needs “to fundamentally rethink and reshape” its higher education system and the he will be going on a bus tour on Thursday and Friday to make some proposals Earnest said “are not going to be popular with everybody.”

After noting that average college tuition costs have risen dramatically in recent decades, Earnest said: “So what the President believes that we need to do is we need to fundamentally rethink and reshape the college–the higher education system, and we need to find a way to build on innovation.

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Homeland Security tests face-scanning BOSS — the Biometric Optical Surveillance System

WASHINGTON — The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers working on the project.
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The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System — or BOSS — last fall after two years of government-financed development. Although the system is not ready for use, researchers say they are making significant advances. That alarms privacy advocates, who say that now is the time for the government to establish oversight rules and limits on how it will someday be used.

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Hannity to GOP: If You Don’t Defund Obamacare, ‘You’ve Lost Me’

(CNSNews.com) – If Republicans pass a government funding bill next month that includes money for Obamacare, they’ll lose Sean Hannity’s support, the talk show host told Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) Tuesday night.

Gowdy, who supports defunding Obamacare, has predicted a “robust debate” over funding the health care law that President Obama is selectively enforcing.

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