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Going abroad: Study abroad programs offer learning opportunities, unique experiences

–lsapp@my.apsu.edu While it may seem like a vacation, studying abroad is more than a simple trip to another country. Studying abroad is a great way to immerse yourself in a country’s culture while earning credit hours, according to English professor Jill Franks. “After a study abroad experience, students may desire ...

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House OKs bill to require proof of immunization

ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE — The mother of a Middle Tennessee State University freshman who died after contracting meningitis says she hopes legislation headed to the governor will prevent the deaths of other college students. The measure would require incoming students at public higher education institutions to show proof they have ...

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Bill would limit gun carry records to politicians

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An effort to seal Tennessee’s handgun carry permit records from public scrutiny would create an exception for political operatives and lobbying groups to still obtain the entire set of names and addresses. Republican Sen. Ferrell Haile of Gallatin told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that ...

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Actress Ashley Judd won’t run for US Senate

ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKFORT, Ky. — Actress Ashley Judd announced Wednesday she won’t run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, saying she had given serious thought to a campaign but decided her responsibilities and energy need to be focused on her family. The former Kentucky resident tweeted ...

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Conservative leader says GOP must broaden appeal

OXON HILL, Md.— As the GOP struggles to broaden its appeal, the head of the American Conservative Union declared Thursday that the Republican Party is not a home for everyone, as prominent voices in Republican politics gather with thousands of conservatives and tea party activists outside Washington. The Conservative Political ...

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Amputee veteran helps train troops for war

SAN DIEGO — The sailor had been back from war for just over a year when friends invited him to watch an unusually emotional training exercise for troops preparing to deploy. The drill happened not on a military base but at a film studio, where Marine and Navy medics role-played ...

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