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Richardson to unveil education plan rooted in service

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP)  Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson will be in New Hampshire tomorrow to announce an education plan that would give college students access to free college in exchange for public service.

The New Mexico governor says he'd give any graduate up to $24,000, which is enough for four years of tuition at an average public school.

For every year of service, students could earn two years'credit.

The plan would let recent graduates join the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps or Teach for America for college tuition.

They also could partcipate by becoming firefighters, police officers or teachers in underserved areas.

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