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Brianna Lee

Community Coordinator

What’s thwarting the green economy? Your comments

We round up your comments on what’s still needed for green companies in the U.S. to succeed against fierce global competition.


Student loan defaults on the rise

Default rates for student loan borrowers rose to 8.8 percent last year, the highest rate in more than a decade, according to the Department of Education.


Photo: Troy Davis faces execution

Amid national attention on the death penalty in the U.S., a Georgia man faces execution despite mass protest and doubt over his guilt.


After Solyndra, the future of green jobs

What does the case of Solyndra indicate for the future of green jobs? We rounded up opinions from around the web.


What do you think of the new NTK?

Need to Know’s taking on a new focus on U.S. politics and the big issues affecting Americans every day. Tell us your thoughts and the stories that matter most to you.


The U.S. Postal Service

The American postal service is on the verge of default. The task at hand is figuring out not just how to make the USPS financially viable, but also relevant in our wired world. Here are five things to know.


What should the next generation learn from 9/11?

For those not yet born or those too young to remember when the twin towers fell – what should they take away from the decade of war that followed September 11, 2001?


Rick Perry’s immigration ‘Achilles heel’

The Texas governor’s moderate track record on immigration is being billed by opponents as a major weakness in his quest for the Republican nomination.


Lower percentage of OB-GYNs willing to perform abortions, study finds

A new survey finds that only one in seven OB-GYNs is willing to provide abortion services to patients, a drop from previous years.