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Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

June 11th, 2014 12:09 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The bill would have been paid for with the so-called Buffett Rule, which sets minimum tax rates for people making over $1 million.

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Minorities in Medicine: ETSU med school seeking to boost underrepresented populations

Minorities in Medicine: ETSU med school seeking to boost underrepresented populations

June 11th, 2014 9:02 am by Nathan Baker

14 Hispanic high school students and college freshmen started Monday at the Simulated Medicine in Action camp in the medical college's simulation lab.

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What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

June 11th, 2014 8:38 am by Associated Press

Tuesday's fatal teen shooting at an Oregon school followed a string of mass shootings that have disturbed the nation, including one on Sunday in Nevada that left two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian dead.

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ETSU splitting Communication Dept. in hopes of regaining accreditation

ETSU splitting Communication Dept. in hopes of regaining accreditation

June 11th, 2014 8:32 am by Nathan Baker

As of July 1, the new entities will be the Department of Mass Communication and the Department of Communication and Performance.

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Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

June 10th, 2014 9:30 pm by LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to

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Update: Slain Oregon student identified

Update: Slain Oregon student identified

June 10th, 2014 3:11 pm by NIGEL DUARA and JONATHAN COOPER, Associated Press

Students were eventually led from the school with hands on their heads. Parents and students were reunited in a supermarket parking lot.

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Milligan College announces local students on dean's list

Milligan College announces local students on dean's list

June 10th, 2014 11:55 am by Contributed - Milligan College

More than 100 local students at Milligan College have been named to the academic dean's list in recognition of their academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester.

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New $16M middle school for Carter Co.? Leaders make pitch to Budget Committee

New $16M middle school for Carter Co.? Leaders make pitch to Budget Committee

June 10th, 2014 10:21 am by John Thompson

The proposed facility would be built adjacent to the Watauga Industrial Park in Stoney Creek.

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School board, director at odds over incident at Jonesborough Elementary

School board, director at odds over incident at Jonesborough Elementary

June 6th, 2014 9:33 am by Nathan Baker

A tense meeting Thursday night of the Washington County Board of Education revealed a divide between some of its members and Director of Schools Ron Dykes, allegations of misconduct against district staff and the threat of legal action.

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Milligan students voice concern over The Tennessee Promise'

Milligan students voice concern over The Tennessee Promise'

June 5th, 2014 4:37 pm by Contributed to the Press

Trio met with Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and 17 other representatives, senators, congressional leaders and policy analysts.

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