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As price of college rises, so does federal aid

KEVIN FREKING Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress or the courts may still have more work to do before the VA can start providing federal benefits to married, same-sex couples, according to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. The Supreme Court ruled in June that a law, the federal Defense of ...

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SGA looks to semester ahead

The Student Government Association (SGA) is getting ready for the upcoming fall semester at APSU. There are numerous events and programs this association provides that students can take advantage of, such as the Peay Pickup. “There are so many opportunities to become involved, and students really need to begin taking ...

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Tenn. US Rep. says his views have evolved

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee says his support of civil unions for gay partners developed over his years in office. The Democratic lawmaker from Nashville told a Washington reporter for The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14NAdPK ) he sees the issue not as only a civil right, but ...

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Gay marriage at high court: How a case can fizzle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Late in the oral argument over same-sex marriage in California, Justice Anthony Kennedy made a startling comment, given the months of buildup and mountain of legal briefs that have descended on the justices. “You might address why you think we should take and decide this case,” Kennedy ...

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‘Sequester’ impacts Fort Campbell

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell’s garrison commander said on Thursday, Feb. 28 that the installation’s 8,000 civilian employees could face up to 22 unpaid days off this year. Col. David L. “Buck” Dellinger told reporters that the unpaid days are needed to offset at least $55 million in ...

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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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