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Health officials hope for better success fighting flu this year

Health officials hope for better success fighting flu this year

September 21, 2015


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By Eleanor Mueller McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — As flu season looms, this year’s updated vaccine promises better protection against the previously undiagnosed strain that hit older Americans and children especially hard last winter, a top federal health official said Thursday. Though...

Cash running out for refugee aid as European crisis grows, UN says

Cash running out for refugee aid as European crisis grows, UN says

September 21, 2015


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By John Zarocostas McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) GENEVA — The outpouring of sympathy and expressions of concern for the plight of hundreds of thousands who’ve fled the Syrian civil war to reach Europe has not translated into financial support for international humanitarian aid intended to help...

Greek coast guard is another obstacle for refugees

September 17, 2015


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By Roy Gutman McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) IZMIR, Turkey — After facing Syrian government barrel bombs, the repression of Islamic State extremists and their effective expulsion from Lebanon, Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe by sea confront another nemesis — the Greek Coast guard, which,...

To comply with new sexual assault prevention requirements, colleges turn to online courses

September 15, 2015


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By Emma Nelson Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — This fall, college students across the nation are getting the same homework assignment about sex, drinking and safety. Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act regulations, which took effect in July, require colleges and univer...

36 people, fraternity face charges in death blamed on ‘brutal’ hazing ritual

September 15, 2015


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36 people, fraternity face charges in death blamed on ‘brutal’ hazing ritual By Tina Susman Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK — By the time Chun Michael Deng — Michael to his family and friends — made it to a hospital on that cold December morning, he was struggling to breathe after being beaten and kn...

Schools want the sky to be the limit on loans

September 9, 2015


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By Janet Lorin Bloomberg News (TNS) NEW YORK — For the past nine years, graduate students in the U.S. have had almost a blank check to take out as much as $80,000 a year in government-backed loans to pay for tuition and living expenses. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks that’...

UCF frat member who chants ‘rape’ in video is suspect in sex assault

August 25, 2015


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UCF frat member who chants ‘rape’ in video is suspect in sex assault By Gabrielle Russon Orlando Sentinel (TNS) ORLANDO, Fla. — A University of Central Florida fraternity brother identified as chanting “rape” in a video recorded in June is the same man accused of sexual assaulting a woman at the fraternit...

If you’re heading to college this fall, consider these tips on how to save

If you’re heading to college this fall, consider these tips on how to save

August 25, 2015


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By Carolyn Bigda Chicago Tribune (TNS) There is the cost of college, and then there is the cost of going to college — everything from the extra-long twin bed sheets you’ll need for your dorm room to textbooks for class. The expenses can add up fast. During the 2014-15 school year, the average full...

As room and board fees rise, students look for cheaper housing

As room and board fees rise, students look for cheaper housing

August 25, 2015


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By Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES—When he moves off campus this fall, University of California, Los Angeles junior Will Van Der Wey said, he will miss the variety of dining hall meals. His homemade sandwiches just aren’t going to be as appealing. But even if his food options s...

French Lawmakers Approve Controversial Surveillance Law

French Lawmakers Approve Controversial Surveillance Law

May 5, 2015


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By Jessica Camille Aguirre dpa (TNS) PARIS — A divisive surveillance law giving broad powers to French intelligence services in the name of countering domestic terrorist threats passed with overwhelming approval in the country’s lower house of parliament Tuesday. The bill, which has come under ...

Snapchat Update Brings A Share Button To Articles, Videos From Media

Snapchat Update Brings A Share Button To Articles, Videos From Media

May 5, 2015


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Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Since January, a section of the popular social media app Snapchat has been filled with articles and video from publishers such as the Daily Mail, Food Network and People magazine. But after reading or watching something, the experience just ended. There was no ...

Fraternities Drop Student Lobbying Against Rape Investigations

Fraternities Drop Student Lobbying Against Rape Investigations

April 28, 2015


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By David Glovin Bloomberg News (TNS) New York-- College fraternities and sororities, facing an online protest by hundreds of their members, won’t ask students to push for rules making it harder for universities to investigate campus rape claims. The groups’ political arm had planned to enlist the s...

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