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October 27th, 2011 by in Images, Links

5 Real Murderers More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie[Cracked]

The 10 Most Famous Author Suicides in Literary History – [Flavorwire]

President Obama to Ease Student Loan Burden for Low-Income Graduates[NY Times]

President Obama will announce new programs Wednesday to lower monthly loan payments for some students graduating next year and thereafter and to let borrowers who have a mix of direct federal loans and loans under the old Federal Family Education Loan Program consolidate them at a slightly lower interest rate.

At a press briefing Tuesday afternoon, Melody Barnes, director of the Domestic Policy Council, said the president would use his executive authority to expand the existing income-based repayment program with a “Pay as You Earn” option that would allow graduates to pay 10 percent of their discretionary income for 20 years and have the rest of their federal student loan debt forgiven. That plan would start next year.

Samuel L. Jackson Is Highest-Grossing Actor of All Time[THR]

Samuel L. Jackson’s movies have made more than $7.4 billion — making him the highest-grossing actor of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Jackson, 63, has made more than 100 movies since debuting in Spike Lee’s 1991 movie, Jungle Fever.

Jackson’s Jurassic Park ($914 million), Pulp Fiction ($212 million) and the Star Wars prequels ($2.4 billion) are among his top earners.

Bangkok Underwater (Photos) – [In Focus]

Pic: REUTERS/Jason Reed | Via