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Development & Education

'Student loans? We'll pay 'em,' say cities trying to fight brain drain

In an effort to keep young, highly educated people in their communities, rural areas and small cities are turning to incentives to tip the balance in their favor. Now, communities in Kansas, New York and other places across the country are offering, for example, to pay off student loans for people who put down roots in these less popular places.

Global Politics

Report suggests U.S. prosperity depends on increasing opportunities for immigrants

The Partnership for a New American Economy, a group of bipartisan mayors from across the country, released a report Tuesday that showed immigrants in the United States with degrees increase job opportunities for native citizens. However, current policy in the United States can make it difficult for foreign-born workers to establish themselves in the American workforce.

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