The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico
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The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 6 p.m. Mexican federal authorities say the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico has been raised to 230, after the number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100. The nation’s capital … Continue reading

Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief
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Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was raised Tuesday and donations are still being accepted. With Stevie Wonder singing “Lean on Me” and Usher and Blake … Continue reading

MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

  MCJR Week 2017 The Fourth Estate: Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy, Serving the People http://www.nsumcjr.com   Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Location: SC138C 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continued Location: SC138C 6:30 p.m. MCJR Mixer/Kickoff Location: SC138C Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: L. Joy Williams https://ljoywilliams.com/services/speaker/ Location: … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC
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Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC

(Chicago) — The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously 21-0 to fully reaccredit the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University for another six years. “The unanimous vote reflected ACEJMC’s enthusiastic acceptance of the case for reaccreditation presented in (1) our self-study report of 138 pages and … Continue reading

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing
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Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound. Many of those lessons involve these handy tips. URL look odd? That “com.co” ending on an otherwise authentic-looking website is a red flag. When in … Continue reading

Hundreds of Nigerians protest corruption; Buhari ill abroad
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Hundreds of Nigerians protest corruption; Buhari ill abroad

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerians marched Monday to protest poverty and corruption as President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged absence abroad for medical tests raises political and economic tensions. “Nigerians are frustrated and tired with this absentee government,” activist Omoyele Sowore said as he marched in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Protesters carried placards saying: “Unemployed … Continue reading

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Thanks for a great fall semester!

The Spartan Echo student newspaper thanks our audience for their wonderful support throughout this fall semester.  Whether you picked up a print copy on campus, downloaded the PDF of our print editions online, browsed our website, kept up with our website posts through Twitter or Facebook, watched our videos online or our TV show on campus … Continue reading

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Get on-the-job training…and college credit

Any Norfolk State student can write for the Spartan Echo, but did you know you can get training and college credit for it, too? Just register for JRN 221 News Writing. The course meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The News Writing course teaches students through on-the-job training. Students write for … Continue reading

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack
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Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. According to officials, no criminal charges were filed and the service members received administrative punishments … Continue reading

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore
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Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday vowed to eliminate perpetrators of terror attacks such as the massive suicide bombing that targeted Christians gathered for Easter the previous day in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 70 people. The attack underscored both the militants’ ability to stage large-scale attacks despite a months-long government … Continue reading