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2016: The Choice to Come

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington’s ways after the 2010 tea party wave. But for some Americans, the change and disruption have come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve ...

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Obama Administration Seeks Pell Grant Expansion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell grant program to help more students graduate from college — by providing them with money to attend classes year-round and reward them for taking more credits. Two new proposals, announced Tuesday by the Education Department, would expand the ...

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‘Substantial’ need to expand $10M college program

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is asking lawmakers to expand a $10 million grant program that paired employers with colleges to develop academic programs tailored to the needs of local job markets. According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1RayFb9 ), the commission said in a report released Wednesday that Labor Education ...

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Storms in the South

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters warned of a “particularly dangerous situation” as a storm system packing strong winds and heavy rain slammed the nation’s mid-section Wednesday, and officials said they feared Christmas yard decorations would become projectiles. A tree blew over onto a house in Arkansas, killing an 18-year-old woman and ...

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Fort Campbell hospital unveils completion of $68M expansion

CLARKSVILLE — Fort Campbell’s three-year-long construction and renovation project at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has come to an official end. The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville (http://leafne.ws/1lWyvqM ) reports that BACH’s commander, Col. Telita Crosland, and others unveiled the hospital’s new Behavioral Health Wing, Mother-Baby Unit and helipad during a ribbon-cutting ceremony ...

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