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University of Calif. targets out-of-state students

The University of California is looking for out-of-state solutions to its money problems. Full story

Listening telescope for space aliens shut down by cutbacks

The search for intelligent life in the universe, at least beyond planet Earth, has been dealt a major blow by government budget constraints. Full story

Gates Foundation: 88 grants for unusual research

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation once again veers into the unusual in announcing 88 new grants for research in the sixth round of its grand challenges project. Full story

Shrinking funds pull plug on alien search devices

In the mountains of Northern California, a field of radio dishes that look like giant dinner plates waited for years for the first call from intelligent life among the stars. Full story

E.T., Hold Please: SETI Halts Alien Search Due to Cutbacks

If alien civilizations have been trying to contact us for the last week and a half, their calls may have fallen on deaf ears. Full story

Should Wal-Mart pay workers $12 an hour? 

Walmart is doing a less-than-stellar job when it comes to doing right by its workers. According to a new report Walmart could raise the wages of its employees without affecting prices. Full story

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  Budget breakdown

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, joins The Last Word with analysis.

  Bio-fuel breakthrough may fight gas prices

UC-Berkeley scientists may have discovered an answer to high gas prices in their laboratories. KNTV's Jean Elle reports.

  Who Gets the Credit?, Pt. 2

Discussing whether President Obama deserves credit for the economy's recent rebound, with Robert Reich, UC Berkeley; Tony Fratto, fmr. White House deputy press secretary; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  Jobs! Jobs!! Jobs!!!

Discussing the latest employment report and what it means for the economy, with Robert Reich, UC Berkeley; Joseph Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  Ahmadinejad: Release U.S.-detained Iranians

On the heels of the release of detained American hiker Sarah Shourd, Iran’s president is calling on the U.S. to release eight of his countrymen being held on sanctions violations. NBC’s Ron Allen reports.

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California's Harper Kamp fights for a rebound as UCLA's Malcolm Lee grabs his arm during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jayne Kamin-Oncea)