College in the US can be expensive, but there are ways to make college cheaper. For example, look into colleges that offer free tuition in exchange for working on campus, or considering living off-campus with parents if the college is close by.
This week's round-up of commentary from around the world addresses immigration of unaccompanied children, a protocol that gives immunity to African heads of state, how Iran can bring peace to Iraq, Russia's expensive middle class, and fraternity hazing in the Philippines.
In closing arguments, prosecutors said Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, helped hide incriminating evidence. Defense attorneys say he’s just a 'friend of a kid who committed a heinous act.'
Azamat Tazhayakov is now on trial for allegedly conspiring to dispose of a backpack belonging to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and for obstructing justice. His trial isn't the main act, but it has its own significance, analysts say.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved expanding the child tax credit and higher education tax breaks. In other tax news, H&R Block offers a map outlining state income tax requirement to help same-sex couples' IRS filings.