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Funerals set for airborne soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Cpl. Baldridge, right, Sgt. Bays, middle, and Sgt. Houck’s, left, of infantryman in Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY deaths in Afghanistan were announced on June 10, 2017.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Funeral services have been set for three U.S. soldiers from Fort Campbell who were killed in Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge died of gunshot wounds on June 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. They ...

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Experience Aug. 21 total solar eclipse at APSU’s Fortera Stadium

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In two short months, the heavens—in the words of English poet Lavinia Greenlaw—will throw a “celestial dimmer switch” during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and as excitement builds across the country for this cosmic spectacle, Austin Peay State University is gearing up to host official NASA viewing parties ...

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Trump confirms he’s under investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. “I am being investigated for firing the ...

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Government to rewrite rules for student loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will change two key Obama-era rules governing student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. The department said it will convene special committees to rewrite Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment regulations. The rules were introduced ...

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A mix of pride and anger at LGBT rights marches across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation’s capital and dozens of other U.S. cities on Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by the administration of President Donald Trump. The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by virtually every major ...

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Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn ‘alt-right’ movement

PHOENIX (AP) — Southern Baptists on Wednesday formally condemned the political movement known as the “alt-right,” in a national meeting that was thrown into turmoil after leaders initially refused to take up the issue. The denomination’s annual convention in Phoenix voted to “decry every form of racism, including alt-right white ...

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