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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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Obama unveils gun plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. The president’s sweeping, $500 million ...

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Obama’s second inauguration focuses on unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with “passion and dedication” to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before ...

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Divided states of America

bbigelow@my.apsu.edu The election of Democratic presidents traditionally results in increased sales of firearms and ammunition, but now it may have triggered a movement of petitions advocating states’ peaceful secession from the United States. According to CNN, citizens in all 50 states have started petitions to allow for their peaceful secession ...

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Tennessee’s future in gay legislation

–dhunter12@my.apsu.edu On Friday, Nov. 16, the GSA held an event on campus with Erin Davies, a gay rights activist whose car was vandalized with gay slurs. The vandalization of her car led to the movement called FagBug. Davies painted her car rainbow colors and drives around the country advocating for ...

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