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FIRST LOOK: Community colleges tougher to access in recession

Liz Goodwin
The Lookout

Welcome to First Look, our daily round-up of early bird news:

• Fed Chair Ben Bernanke to face tough questions from Republicans today. (AP)

• Tea Party conservatives joined forces with House Democrats to block the extension of the  Patriot Act. (Washington Post)

• Filed under things CEOs should not say about women: They make boardrooms "prettier." (Der Spiegel)

• Most biology teachers shun evolution. (New York Times)

• The fancy financial practice of "securitization" has not recovered from the crash. (Washington Post)

• Community colleges are becoming tougher to access. (WSJ)

• Obama wants to slowly retire troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (CNN)

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