Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University
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Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 – The Peace Corps today released the 2015 rankings of the nation’s top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This year, Norfolk State University (NSU) ranked No. 3 with 4 alumni currently serving with the Peace Corps. This is the second year in a row that NSU has placed among … Continue reading

Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules
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Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is demanding that the Obama administration hold off on new rules that could make it easier for Indian groups to win federal recognition as tribes. American Indians have been pushing for years to revise the process, but proposed regulations nearing the finish line … Continue reading

Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death
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Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for the family said in … Continue reading

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Noticing Nicola: SNP leader makes mark in race

  LONDON (AP) — She’s 5-foot-4, favors fuchsia suits and isn’t running in the British election. But make no mistake: Nicola Sturgeon is the biggest thing in U.K. politics right now. The leader of the Scottish National Party is likely to be the kingmaker after the May 7 vote, as opinion polls suggest neither major … Continue reading

Security officials face questions about gyrocopter stunt
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Security officials face questions about gyrocopter stunt

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional lawmakers want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Florida postal carrier didn’t pose a threat to the nation’s capital when it flew through restricted airspace. “Multiple weapons” were aimed at the gyrocopter, but officials decided not to bring it down in part … Continue reading

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
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US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

  DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat global warming — and don’t require congressional approval. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to unveil plans Thursday at Michigan State University, where Obama signed … Continue reading

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade
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In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

  CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to … Continue reading