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Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Tribune News Service

May 5, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement message to the 3 million high school seniors graduating this month in a televised prime-time special. Announced last week, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will also feature appearances from LeBron James, Ma...

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

MCT Campus

April 28, 2020

For many U.S. colleges, the worst may still be ahead. The upheaval in higher education has been unprecedented already, with campuses closed for months, graduation ceremonies scrapped and entrance exams canceled. Administrators across the nation increasingly fear their schools may not reopen for the...

The Mississippi River has many nicknames. Now it has a new one: America’s ‘most endangered river.’

The Mississippi River has many nicknames. Now it has a new one: America’s ‘most endangered river.’

MCT Campus

April 14, 2020

CHICAGO — The upper Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota to the southern tip of Illinois, has been named the most endangered river in the United States, according to an annual list released by American Rivers, a national advocacy group. Citing record-breaking flooding in 2019, which l...

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

MCT Campus

April 14, 2020

More consumers are increasing the number of streaming services they have access to, looking for ways to entertain themselves at home as the nation deals with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. The average person is streaming eight hours of content each day, double the number of hours from befo...

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

MCT Campus

April 9, 2020

As students at the University of Tennessee were participating in a virtual “Milkshake Monday,” an anonymous person jumped into the Zoom gathering and began berating everyone with racist rants. “Zoom bombing has unfortunately become an issue at institutions across the country, and this is at least ...

The latest updates on Covid-19 in Nebraska

The latest updates on Covid-19 in Nebraska

Learfield Wire Services

March 26, 2020

--  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is temporarily stopping evictions for residents whose job status has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  The governor signed an executive order yesterday that covers any rent nonpayment that took place on or after March 13th.  The order will cover tenants...

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

MCT Campus

March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package — the largest ever — designed to pump money directly into Americans’ pockets while also shoring up hospitals, businesses and state and local governments struggling against the corona...

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

MCT Campus

February 20, 2020

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president Loretta Mester said the coronavirus poses a risk to the global economy, but that hasn’t changed her forecast for continued growth of about 2% in the U.S. this year. “I’m thinking about it as a risk,” Mester said at a Forum of Executive Women event ...

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

MCT Campus

November 14, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Two students were killed and three other teens were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning, authorities said. Shots rang out just after 7:30 a.m. when students at the school at were scheduled to be in their first-period class. Los An...

How do wildfires get their names?

How do wildfires get their names?

MCT Campus

October 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Their names are seared into the collective consciousness of California: The Griffith Park fire of 1933. The Bel-Air fire of 1961. The Tunnel fire of 1991. The Camp fire of 2018. Spurred by high winds, low humidity and an abundance of fuel, California’s most destructive fires remake its cities ...

International Student Club a window to the world

International Student Club a window to the world

Luna Sierra, Reporter

December 13, 2017

Do you have an interest in new cultures, learning a new language, or sharing information with foreign students?  Northeast Community College has a multicultural club for everyone, it is the International Student Association. In this club, international students and US students are welcome to join to...

US Clean Air Act Cited As Big First Step In Emissions Control

October 4, 2014

By John Zarocostas McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) GENEVA _ World leaders met in New York on Tuesday to discuss how to tackle the risks posed by climate change, but there was little discussion of one increasingly obvious observation: The planet might be in better shape today if more countries had...

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