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Congress authorizes increased Pell Grant funding Congress increased funding for the Pell Grant program Thursday by renewing the Higher Education Act, the Ohio State University's newspaper The Lantern, reported. The vote was down party lines, The Lantern reported.

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Movie version of Fox TV show "24" in the works Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed a movie version of the Fox TV show "24" is in the works, The Sun, a British newspaper, reported. "It would be the first time that we would not do something in real time, but the characters would obviously be derivative of the show," Sutherland said.

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Playstation 2 prices plummet as consumers await PS3 debut Playstation 2 prices are now $129.99, down from $149.99 as Sony anticipates the release of its Playstation 3 later this year, Bloomberg News reported. The move comes after Sony delayed the PS3 after new DVD technology standards were held up.

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GW moves aid costs to donors George Washington University is trying to counteract increased operational costs by shifting some financial aid costs away from the university budget and passing them on to donors. Funds raised through GW's advancement office can now be used toward financial aid, relying less on tuition funds.

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Campus brief: 2006 AU commencement speakers announced

The AU administration announced the graduation speakers for this year's commencement ceremonies, including former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, CEO Of The Washington Post Donald Graham, theatre director Michael Kahn and Associate Judge of the District Of Columbia Court Of Appeals Vanessa Ruiz.

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Apple unveils new installation sofware Apple Computer Inc. released new software this week to help users install and use Windows XP on new Intel-based Macintosh computers, CNN.com reported Thursday. The new software, called Boot Camp, a free beta-version download from the Apple website, allows users to install Apple's OS X and Windows XP, however users can only use one system at a time.

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GW president to resign in July of 2007

George Washington University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced his resignation Tuesday, the GW Hatchet reported Tuesday night. He will leave his post in July of 2007 when his contract expires. Trachtenberg, who has been at GW for 19 years, has substantially improved the university, bringing in $500 million in donations and overseeing a major expansion of the campus in Foggy Bottom.

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Geneva laws need revision The Geneva Convention needs to be revamped to fit the new reality of terrorism, British Secretary of Defense John Reid said Monday, according to the AP. The possibility of terrorists obtaining weapons of mass destruction will trigger a new debate about the legality of a pre-emptive war, the secretary said.

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FBI investigates Red Cross The FBI has begun investigating Red Cross volunteers who distributed relief supplies allegations of theft and other crimes were made against them, the USA TODAY reported Friday. Red Cross workers allegedly diverted supplies away from the relief effort, and the Red Cross is accused of breaking its rule of not using convicted felons as volunteers.

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