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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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Gov. Haslam vows to stay on sidelines of race to succeed him

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam won’t endorse any of the Republicans seeking the nomination to succeed him, but said he has spoken to several potential candidates about the emotionally taxing nature of a running a statewide campaign in Tennessee. Haslam was the subject of heavy criticism from his ...

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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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Work completed on Fort Campbell solar array

Stock image of solar panels

Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky officials say they have completed work on the largest non-utility solar array in the state. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says the 5 megawatt array at Fort Campbell will produce enough electricity to power 463 homes. The project is part of the military ...

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APSU history students present new research at Fort Defiance event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Members of the Austin Peay State University History Club recently had the opportunity to present new research related to Fort Defiance at the historical site’s newest event, titled “Fresh Research, New Discoveries.” A partnership between APSU’s History Club, Phi Alpha Theta history honors society and Fort Defiance, and ...

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