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Foundation aims for prize to help soldiers

ASSOCIATED PRESS CLARKSVILLE — A foundation set up to help Fort Campbell soldiers is trying to rally public support for a gardening project that provides therapy to soldiers and their families. The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the Screaming Eagle Foundation is asking people to vote for its War Garden Project in ...

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White House releases college cost website

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON  — The White House is releasing a website designed to help college-bound students have a better sense of how much their education will cost and how much they can expect to pay in student loans. President Barack Obama promised the tool during Tuesday’s State of the Union ...

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Anti-affirmative action bill stalls in Senate

ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE  — A proposal to eliminate affirmative action initiatives from higher education institutions in Tennessee slowed in the state Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers and educators said they were uncomfortable with the bill’s language. Action on the measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson, was delayed ...

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Textbook rentals save thousands for students in spring semester

»Chaseton Donahoe Staff Writer Many college students could reasonably assess their financial situation as “broke,” so they are always looking for ways to save money. The Ann Ross Bookstore has helped out in a crucial way in the past, and it is helping out even more with textbook rentals, which ...

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Senate chairman calls for action on immigration

Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate opened its first hearing on a comprehensive immigration overhaul Wednesday, February 13, with a call from a committee chairman for swift action on a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants. Tensions quickly emerged as shouting protesters interrupted the hearing and ...

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Analysis: Minimum wage plan a new test for Obama

Associated Press WASHINGTON  — If anything illustrated President Barack Obama’s new sense of self-confidence, it was his State of the Union call for an increase in the national minimum wage. For much of the past two years, the president and his aides have worked to shed an image that he ...

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