Clinton email dustup latest in ‘delete, erase’ era of gov’t
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Clinton email dustup latest in ‘delete, erase’ era of gov’t

  WASHINGTON (AP) — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders and trash cans. Think Oliver North jamming a shredder with papers from an 18-inch stack of documents during the … 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

Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply
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Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty state can be carried out, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday, March 25. Four prisoners already have … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe names NSU professor as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015
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Governor McAuliffe names NSU professor as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015 on Wednesday, March 24.  Dr. Mikhail Noginov, a professor and researcher in the Department of Physics and the Center for Materials Research at Norfolk State University, was one of three Virginia scientists that were recognized. “It is an honor to recognize Virginia’s leading scientific minds,” said … Continue reading

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
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Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led to a partial government shutdown in 2013, is looking for health insurance because his wife, Heidi … Continue reading

Obama: Base health care payments on quality, not quantity
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Obama: Base health care payments on quality, not quantity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to cut health care costs by reducing inefficiencies like unnecessarily long hospital stays and excessive paperwork for doctors that rack up big bills. Obama on Wednesday will launch what the White House calls a Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. The White House says more than 2,800 … Continue reading

Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot
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Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot

DENVER (AP) — Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn’t solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement. A report from the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance released Wednesday showed that marijuana arrests in Colorado all but … Continue reading

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Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. The investments come as researchers harness recent scientific advances, including the mapping of … Continue reading

Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias
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Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. The justices on Wednesday sided with former driver Peggy Young in throwing out lower court rulings that rejected Young’s lawsuit. The case … Continue reading

Dolce&Gabbana say comments about family not meant to judge
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Dolce&Gabbana say comments about family not meant to judge

MILAN (AP) — Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana drew applause for sending a pregnant model down the runway as part of their tribute to mothers, but their endorsement of traditional families in a recent interview unleashed harsh criticism and calls to boycott their label. The designers, under growing social media pressure, issued a … Continue reading

MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University
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MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University

by Antonio Garland From March 30-April 2, the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s MCJR Week will mark the 40th anniversary of the department. Students and alumni are encouraged to come out to the events to build connections and relationships, which can last a lifetime. The MCJR Week media conference  (http://www.nsumcjr.com/) features alumni who serve on … Continue reading