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Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, but convicted on lesser charges

  A military judge found Bradley Manning not guilty of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy, but found him guilty of 19 other charges including espionage. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski joins The Cycle with his reaction to the verdict, and later Harvard Law School’s Yochai Benkler, the expert witness i

New study finds where you grow up affects economic mobility

  Does where you grow up determine how much money you will make? Nathaniel Hendren, an assistant professor of economics at Harvard University, tells MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the new study he co-authored, which finds that certain parts of the country have greater rates of economic mobility than other

What is the best amount to save for college?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - College savings expert Joe Hurley thinks that $250 a month is the optimal amount to contribute to a child's 529 plan. Full story

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Harvard dean who approved faculty email searches resigns

Harvard hikes pay for top in-house money managers

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Harvard historian apologizes for Keynes homophobic remark

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  Obama proposes renewed consideration of profiling, 'Stand your ground'

Charles Ogletree, senior advisor to President Obama, and Mark Thompson, host of "Make it plain," on Sirius XM radio, talk with Alex Wagner and Melissa Harris-Perry about the criticism of "Stand your ground" self-defense laws by President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and a growing number of A

  Four out of 10 Obama admin. officials hold an Ivy Leage degree, study finds

In its latest issue, the National Journal profiled 250 Obama administration officials to get a sense of the White House's demographics, its education, its previous experience, where they grew up and more. The research yielded, in part, that the average age of the administration is 52 and that racial

  Tapering on table with Bernanke

Martin Feldstein, Harvard University professor discusses how the Fed's quantitative easing policy has helped housing but exposes other economic risks.

  Can you be motivated by race even if you don’t know it?

Melissa Harris-Perry discusses studies on implicit racial bias, and how prevalent this bias is throughout American society.

  Wendy Davis, a disrupter in pink running shoes

In the “Play of the Week,” State Senator Wendy Davis D-T.X., stood up for the equal rights of women during her hours-long filibuster, and in doing so, re-inspired pro-choice men and women across the country.

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