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Could students lose the scholarship? The scholarship does have several stipulations tied to it, including the mandate that students must take 30 credits each year, which effectively excludes part-time students. What happens to other scholarships and financial aid? "But there are many other reasons that an Excelsior Scholarship won't change for them", she said.
  • Tennessee teacher planned to take abducted 15-year-old girl to Mexico

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    The girl was apparently healthy and unharmed, and authorities said their main concern was her emotional and mental state. Authorities now said Cummins went to extreme measures to stay hidden with the girl. "They're very vulnerable to the grooming because this is an adult who seems to care about them and is interested in them, and that's probably something they're not getting elsewhere", he said.
  • Spending talks advance as border wall falls to wayside

    Spending talks advance as border wall falls to wayside

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    If negotiations over the bill slow or stall, Congress could pursue a short-term extension of existing spending levels to avoid a government shutdown, giving lawmakers more time to reach a deal. Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray said Tuesday that he doesn't think such a wall would accomplish anything. The official called including the subsidies a "nonstarter".
  • Opponent Roberta Vinci questions Maria Sharapova's wild card

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    Sharapova's suspension for using heart drug meldonium after it was banned at the beginning of 2016, ends on Wednesday, just in time to enter the opening round of the indoor clay tournament she won three times in a row from 2012-14. "Obviously when Serena is going to be out now, tennis definitely needs a star like (Sharapova) is so I don't have anything against it". "She is a great person, a great player, a great champion, but this is my opinion".
  • Trump Puts Agriculture in the Spotlight

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    Tuesday's order was signed less than a day after Trump's agriculture secretary, George "Sonny" Perdue, was easily approved by the Senate. "Our farmers and ranchers have been long waiting for this important role to be filled", he said from Senate floor.
  • Drivers offer tributes to the retiring Earnhardt

    Drivers offer tributes to the retiring Earnhardt

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    And then today. Being cool when reporters Winston Kelly and Steve posed here in Winston. That I knew that it was the right time for him to. "I want to be a part of the future of this sport for many, many years to come", he said. How he's handled everything with the stance passing. Occasionally choking up, he credited his fans for helping make his career an "incredible ride", but explained he is "at peace with the decision".
  • USA may avoid government shutdown as Trump softens demand for border wall

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    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, accompanied by Sen. Internal estimates from the Department of Homeland Security have placed the total cost of a border barrier at about $21.6 billion. At some point in the future it may well get built, but this has been a stark lesson in the difference between campaigning and governing. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, the government is only days away from a shutdown, and Congress and the White House are ...
  • Spicer Gets 'Good Ratings,' Won't Be Fired

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    Trump even likened Spicer's daily news briefings to a daytime soap opera , noting proudly that his press secretary attracted almost as many viewers. Spicer's reasoning was that Hitler 'didn't even sink to.using chemical weapons'. He said: "From a professional level, I think it's disappointing because I think I let the president down". The president is quoted as saying, "I'm not firing Sean Spicer ".
  • Trump assures wall along Mexico border will be built

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    Most notable is the fate of payments to health insurers to lower deductibles and other costs for low-income consumers who buy plans through the marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, the government is only days away from a shutdown, and Congress and the White House are engaged in familiar partisan brinkmanship.
  • New Orleans Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments

    New Orleans Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments

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    Almost two years later, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is leading an effort to remove four prominent statues from the city that honor the Confederacy. "This should be a celebration but instead this is done clandestinely". In 1993, those words were covered by a granite slab with a new inscription, saying the obelisk honors "Americans on both sides" who died and that the conflict "should teach us lessons for the future".
  • Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke USA law

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    Flynn was required to proactively ask permission prior to engaging with Russian Federation and Turkey", Chaffetz said, according to NBC News. "The response we're getting [from those agencies] is there is no information, and that, we believe, is the potential violation".
  • Trump's tax reform plan promised, but details could be elusive

    Trump's tax reform plan promised, but details could be elusive

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    Donald Trump was really proud of himself and adamant in assembling a strong and efficient team inside the White House same as he has done in his own territory. As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, Americans are losing faith in his ability to keep his promises, though his supporters remain firmly behind him.