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Fishing trip soothing to wounded warriors

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Michael Valois didn’t catch any fish Sunday, but he didn’t really care. Even though he was part of a fishing expedition on Wilson and Pickwick lakes this weekend, Valois said reeling in a big one was not his goal. Instead, he just wanted to put terrible ...

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College dropout rates need to be reduced

–Ronniesia Reed, Perspectives Editor The importance of education is something that is stressed to most people from an early age. Many people have supportive parents and family members who push them to graduate from high school and go to college. Even with the support of loved ones, a large amount ...

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Strength and support help fight breast cancer

–Danielle Booker, Staff Writer In today’s society, many people associate the word “cancer” with a death sentence. People are working every day to change this common misconception. Advances in modern technology, as well as thousands of supporters and survivors, are working toward a cure. In fact, in recent years, perhaps ...

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Supreme court denies review of $9.5 million facebook settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over a marketing program that broadcast users’ purchasing and shopping habits to their friends. The justices declined Monday to review the $9.5 million settlement of a lawsuit about the now-shuttered Beacon marketing ...

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Twitter boosts IPO target to $23-$25 per share

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s initial public offering of stock is getting an enthusiastic response from prospective investors. In a reflection of the demand for Twitter’s stock, the 7-year-old short messaging service on Monday boosted the price range for the IPO to $23 and $25 per share. The San Francisco ...

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The game makes the man: Music City Lightning Wheelchair Basketball

>>By Payden Hall, Staff Writer For this game, the squeaking of basketball shoes was replaced with the clanging of wheelchairs. Music City Lightning, a wheelchair basketball team, came and played their eighth annual exhibition game at the Foy Fitness Center on Monday, Oct. 28. Associated with the National Wheelcats, the ...

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