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ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work
Campus Life / Education / Local / National

ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work. In its annual score report released Wednesday, the testing company said only 38 percent of graduating seniors who took the exam hit the college-prepared benchmark in at least three … Continue reading

Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don’t retreat
International News / Middle East

Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don’t retreat

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Monday ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian forces to withdraw east of the Euphrates River “immediately” or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s comments came as Syrian opposition groups reported that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have captured more towns and … Continue reading

Efficient Appalachian State, Radford Top NSU by 3-0 Scores
Spartan Women / Sports

Efficient Appalachian State, Radford Top NSU by 3-0 Scores

BLACKSBURG/RADFORD, Va. – Appalachian State committed just four attack errors and only had three more kills than the Norfolk State volleyball team on Saturday morning, but the Mountaineers nevertheless came away with a 3-0 win over the Spartans on the second day of the Virginia Tech/Radford Invitational. Later in the afternoon, Radford’s Maddie Palmer tallied … Continue reading

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Work to begin on expansion of jail in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Workers are getting ready to break ground on an expansion of the Chesapeake jail. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2bZmFrK ) that the city will break ground Monday on the 47,282 square-foot building that will stand adjacent to the existing jail and house 192 inmates. The building will house inmates who are considered … Continue reading

France meets Muslim leaders
Europe

France meets Muslim leaders

PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister convened Muslim leaders Monday to discuss a French-style Islam that honors the nation’s secular values, a task given new urgency after deep divisions surfaced over burkini bans in 30 French beach towns and after terror attacks that also stigmatized Muslims. A high court struck down the burkini bans Friday, … Continue reading