Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
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Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years

  LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades. The royal audience — possibly Cameron’s last as prime minister — came as Britain’s … Continue reading

Rebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine
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Rebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine

  DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel leader in eastern Ukraine on Monday accused the Kiev government of hampering a political solution for the conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives. Andrei Purgin said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Minsk deal, brokered by Western leaders in February, has been “blocked” … Continue reading

Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?
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Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?

  CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state symbol club. When New Hampshire lawmakers this month shot down as frivolous a group of fourth-graders’ effort to name the … Continue reading

Editorial:  President Obama announces new “Call to Arts” initiative
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Editorial: President Obama announces new “Call to Arts” initiative

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 20, 2015 Washington, DC – Today President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival where he will announce a new Call to Arts Initiative through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency tasked with leading United We Serve, to help inspire and … Continue reading

Poll: Public unaware Obama’s health law is again in jeopardy
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Poll: Public unaware Obama’s health law is again in jeopardy

  WASHINGTON (AP) — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama’s health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case. But when the potential fallout is explained, most say it would hurt the country and they would look to … Continue reading

Japanese police arrest suspect in US Embassy bomb threats
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Japanese police arrest suspect in US Embassy bomb threats

  TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police said they arrested a man on Thursday accused of making bomb threats against the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and media reports said he is also a possible suspect in recent death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Tokyo police arrested Mitsuyoshi Kamiya, a resident of the southern island of Okinawa, … Continue reading

Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties
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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading

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Spartan Echo hiring staff for fall 2015

The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions.  Editors will serve during the fall 2015 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service.  Amounts vary by position.  Some work—done from home—will be necessary during the summer break to prepare for the fall semester.  Please see the Spartan Echo staff page … Continue reading

NSU releases mandatory sexual assault training
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NSU releases mandatory sexual assault training

An Editorial by Shareen Nicholson On Monday, Feb 9, Norfolk State University launched an online interpersonal violence prevention program called “Not Anymore.” This program is designed to provide information about consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. The purpose of this program is to highlight these issues to help students, faculty … Continue reading