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Spring Break Alternative Plan

Spring Break Alternative Plan

March 3, 2015


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Gina Kinslow Glasgow Daily Times, Ky. (TNS) HORSE CAVE — Six volunteer students from the University of Michigan spent part of Monday morning cleaning an illegal dump site just outside Horse Cave on J. Harper Road through an Alternative Spring Break program. Judy Lansky of Michigan Hillel, the center o...

Live From Beijing, It’s ‘Saturday Night’? China Wants Its Own Version Of ‘SNL’

March 3, 2015


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By Julie Makinen Los Angeles Times (TNS) BEIJING — It’s hard to imagine a Chinese version of “Saturday Night Live” — could mainland censors really abide sharp satires of President Xi Jinping or private-parts-in-a-box jokes? Nevertheless, online video portal Sohu.com is going to try to make a g...

Princeton Receives Its Biggest Gift, A $300M Rare-Volume Collection

Princeton Receives Its Biggest Gift, A $300M Rare-Volume Collection

February 17, 2015


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By Susan Snyder The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Princeton University on Monday announced its largest gift in history: a rare book and manuscript collection — including the first six printed editions of the Bible — valued at nearly $300 million. The 2,500-volume collection, which includes an ori...

Researchers Forecast Mega-Drought In Parts Of US In Second Half Of Century

Researchers Forecast Mega-Drought In Parts Of US In Second Half Of Century

February 17, 2015


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By Monte Morin Los Angeles Times (TNS) Global warming will bring the” risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers say. The forecast, published online in the new journal Science Advances, contrasts sharply with...

Here’s How To Pick An Heir For Your Facebook Account

Here’s How To Pick An Heir For Your Facebook Account

February 12, 2015


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By Brittny Mejia Los Angeles Times (TNS) Facebook is making it easier for your account to live on even after you die. The social networking site Thursday introduced a feature in the U.S. that allows people to essentially will their accounts to a family member or friend who can manage their account when th...

Hostage’s Role In Islamic State Videos May Have Raised His Value To Group

February 12, 2015


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By Mitchell Prothero McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) IRBIL, Iraq _ The Islamic State issued a new video Monday featuring its last known Western hostage narrating a news-broadcast-like report from the Syrian city of Aleppo and its surrounding areas. The 11-minute video featuring John Cantlie, who's...

Obama Administration Pushes For Legislation On Student Data Privacy

Obama Administration Pushes For Legislation On Student Data Privacy

February 5, 2015


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By Christi Parsons Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials. “We should be...

Jordan Makes Islamic State A Counteroffer: Your Bomber For Our Pilot

Jordan Makes Islamic State A Counteroffer: Your Bomber For Our Pilot

January 29, 2015


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(HAS TRIM) By Mitchell Prothero McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) IRBIL, Iraq — The Jordanian government agreed Wednesday to open negotiations with the Islamic State over a prisoner exchange that would swap an Iraqi woman convicted in a 2005 suicide-bombing plot for a Jordanian air force pilot the group has ...

Millions May Face Tax Penalties Under Health Law Provisions

Millions May Face Tax Penalties Under Health Law Provisions

January 29, 2015


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(HAS TRIM) By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — An estimated 3 million to 6 million households that file 2014 income tax returns might incur penalties this tax season for failing to secure health insurance last year under the Affordable Care Act. Senior officials at the Treasury a...

Deal To Allow US Sales To Indian Nuclear Plants

Deal To Allow US Sales To Indian Nuclear Plants

January 27, 2015


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By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) NEW DELHI — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a deal Sunday to clear the way for American companies to help build India’s energy sector, potentially bringing tens of billions of dollars and thousands of jo...

Many Public Universities Arm Campus Police Officers

Many Public Universities Arm Campus Police Officers

January 27, 2015


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By Mahita Gajanan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) PITTSBURGH—Most public universities arm their campus police officers and are giving them full arrest powers, and private schools are quickly following suit, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Justice. The trend is reflective at colleges ...

Republican Party Will Test Christian Voters’ Clout

January 13, 2015


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By David Lightman McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — The Christian right launched a host of Republican stars, from Pat Robertson’s surprising bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1988 to Mike Huckabee’s in 2008 and Rick Santorum’s in 2012. None ever managed to win the n...

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