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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2009

Penn Students John O'Malley and Will Son Take Top Honors in National Competition for Best Video

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania freshmen John O'Malley and Will Son, have been selected as best-video winners in a national contest run by Facing Up, a non-partisan project exploring long-term challenges of the federal budget. They will share a cash prize of $500.

Facing Up is a national consortium comprised of The Brookings Institution, Concord Coalition, The Heritage Foundation, Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 5, 2009

New Penn-Based Index Ranks World's Best Think Tanks, and Brookings Institution Is Tops in U.S.

PHILADELPHIA — The Brookings Institution tops the U.S. list in a first-ever ranking of the world’s best think tanks.

“The Global Go-To Think Tank” index, based on a worldwide survey of hundreds of scholars and experts, is reported in the January/February 2009 issue of Foreign Policy magazine available at www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4598.

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Verdict in the Fort Dix Terror Plot Case

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