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2016: The Choice to Come

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington’s ways after the 2010 tea party wave. But for some Americans, the change and disruption have come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve ...

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Obama Administration Seeks Pell Grant Expansion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell grant program to help more students graduate from college — by providing them with money to attend classes year-round and reward them for taking more credits. Two new proposals, announced Tuesday by the Education Department, would expand the ...

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Storms in the South

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters warned of a “particularly dangerous situation” as a storm system packing strong winds and heavy rain slammed the nation’s mid-section Wednesday, and officials said they feared Christmas yard decorations would become projectiles. A tree blew over onto a house in Arkansas, killing an 18-year-old woman and ...

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Haslam Clarifies University Changes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A higher education expert told lawmakers big changes like those Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing for six state universities take years to implement effectively. Haslam last week said he will introduce legislation to create local boards for Austin Peay in Clarksville; East Tennessee in Johnson City; ...

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The Latest on Paris Attacks

Excerpts from Associated Press in local time 4:40 p.m. Social media is awash with public buildings lit up in the French colors of red, white as people globally expressed their solidarity with the French after deadly terror attacks in Paris. Users of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shared vacation photos, teardrops ...

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