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MP3s revolutionize music biz

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An audio revolution and a multi-million dollar legal mess have been caused by a little thing called an MP3. Hundreds of thousands of students download these files, yet how many really know anything about them? For starters, an MP3 is a compressed audio file that takes up less space on a computer or disc than a standard CD file.

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Exclusively Online: School vouchers come to D.C.

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Congress recently approved the country's first federally-funded school voucher program, giving money to 1,300 D.C. children from low-income families, who live in underachieving and failing school districts, to attend private or parochial schools. These "opportunity scholarships," would provide grants of up to $7,500 to each student, for a total allocation of $10 million in next year's budget, according to the bill.

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Crackdown on fake IDs

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) told a congressional committee last week that newer approaches are needed to deal with illegal document production and sale in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood - a place that some AU students find using fake IDs easy. Norton also expressed concerns about national security risks in the Oct. 1 hearing before the Select Committee on Homeland Security. She said after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these activities "could become a conduit for people seeking identification documents to enable them to carry out terrorist activities." Norton said identification document fraud affects the whole nation.



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Club funds allocated

AU's Club Council has allocated around $110,000 to 126 clubs who initially requested around $340,000, a process that was "especially difficult because the requested amount was three times greater than our total budget," said AUCC Chair Evan Wagner. "The Council's job is not to make your wish-list come true," Wagner said, "but to simply defer some of your costs.



Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 



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