Gov. McAuliffe announces BOV appointments
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Gov. McAuliffe announces BOV appointments

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced his appointments to the Boards of Visitors at Virginia’s colleges and universities, the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia and the State Board for Community Colleges. “Virginia’s economic future runs through our colleges and universities, and the leaders I appointed to boards of visitors this year understand the imperative … Continue reading

WNSB Hot 91 receives CPB community service grant
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WNSB Hot 91 receives CPB community service grant

Norfolk State University’s radio station, WNSB 91.1 FM (Hot 91), was awarded a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant for $81,235 effective through September 30, 2017. WNSB, a part of the public broadcast system, has aired quality programs and music for more than 36 years. The station has also served as a training ground … Continue reading

‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history
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‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the “Pokemon Go” trail. Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks, ranging from a Civil War battlefield in Chancellorsville, … Continue reading

NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity
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NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity

NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has signed a joint letter from presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) calling for peace and unity following the tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas as well as expressing their sympathy for the victims, their families and their communities. The letter, which highlights the … Continue reading

Norfolk State’s UAV Ranks 29th out of 43
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Norfolk State’s UAV Ranks 29th out of 43

by Tiana Allen A big congratulations is owed to the Norfolk State University drone team who has ranked 29th out of 43 teams for 2016’s International Drone Competition. NSU was the only HBCU to participate in the competition and participated only as an observer this year; however, after submitting all required data, they still managed … Continue reading

Officials, union trade blame for deadly Mexico clash
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Officials, union trade blame for deadly Mexico clash

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities and protesters on Monday traded accusations of responsibility for weekend clashes that left eight people dead and more than 100 wounded in the restive southern state of Oaxaca. Federal Police Chief Enrique Galindo, speaking on local Radio Formula, said few teachers were involved in the violence and attributed it … Continue reading

Ferrum College appoints new president
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Ferrum College appoints new president

FERRUM, Va. (AP) — Ferrum College has appointed a new president. The university announced Monday in a news release that Joseph Spooner will serve as the school’s 11th president starting Aug. 1. Chair of the Ferrum College Presidential Search Committee Robert W. Todd announced the appointment following the selection by the College Board of Trustees. … Continue reading

Trump campaign manager forced out
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Trump campaign manager forced out

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has forced out his hard-charging campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in a dramatic shakeup designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and reverse one of the most tumultuous stretches of Trump’s unconventional White House bid. Lewandowski, in some ways as brash and unconventional as the candidate himself, had … Continue reading

Trump backtracks on guns-in-clubs statement
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Trump backtracks on guns-in-clubs statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is backtracking from his contention that victims of the Orlando massacre should have been allowed to carry arms into the nightclub where they were attacked — a stance even the NRA says is untenable. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tweeted Monday, June 20,2016 that he was “obviously talking about additional … Continue reading

Pound, stocks up amid apparent boost for UK to remain in EU
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Pound, stocks up amid apparent boost for UK to remain in EU

LONDON (AP) — The British pound and global stock markets surged Monday, June 20,2016 as the death of a pro-Europe lawmaker seemed to sap some momentum from campaigners fighting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Betting houses shortened the odds that Britain would remain in the 28-nation bloc. The market surge suggested … Continue reading

Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power
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Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power

ROME (AP) — An anti-establishment party founded by a comic has triumphed in Italian mayoral runoff elections, trouncing Premier Matteo Renzi’s candidates in Rome and another key city and turning its sights Monday, June 20,2016 toward its next goal — national power. The 5-Star Movement candidate in Rome, Virginia Raggi, a lawyer with a three-year … Continue reading

The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future
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The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future

LONDON (AP) — The Latest ahead of Britain’s referendum on continued membership in the European Union (all times local): 2:35 p.m. European Union President Donald Tusk says whatever the result in Thursday’s referendum vote, the member nations must fundamentally reassess the future since dissatisfaction is growing all over the continent. Tusk said in Lisbon on … Continue reading

The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing
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The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 3 p.m. The head of the FBI and the Homeland Security secretary will brief members of the House on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 about the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office said … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas
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The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas

2:52 p.m. Donald Trump says he wants to “suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism.” It wasn’t immediately clear whether Trump was proposing a change from his long-standing proposal to temporarily bar foreign Muslims entering the U.S. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee also called on Muslims in … Continue reading