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‘Theft At A Scale That Is Unprecedented’: Behind The Underfunding Of HBCUs
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Ailsa Chang, Jason Fuller, Sarah Handel | May 13, 2021
Tennessee State University could be due for a half-billion-dollar payout, according to recent findings that show the HBCU has been historically underfunded.Raymond Boyd | Getty Images Tennessee could owe a historically Black university more than a half-billion dollars after it withheld funding for decades. A bipartisan legislative committee determined last ...
Missouri Will Not Expand Medicaid Despite Voters’ Wishes, Governor Says
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Becky Sullivan | May 13, 2021
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, at this year's State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo., when he declared he would "uphold the will of the voters" in expanding Medicaid. He reversed course on Thursday.Jeff Roberson | AP The battle over Medicaid expansion in Missouri reached a new ...
Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says
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Laurel Wamsley | May 13, 2021
President Biden arrives with Vice President Harris to discuss the CDC's new mask guidance in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday.Nicholas Kamm | AFP via Getty Images Updated May 13, 2021 at 5:49 PM ET The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that fully vaccinated adults ...
Minneapolis Trial Postponed For 3 Former Police Officers In George Floyd’s Murder
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Bill Chappell | May 13, 2021
Former Minneapolis Police officers, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Their trial on charges related to the killing of George Floyd has been delayed until March 2022.AP Updated May 13, 2021 at 3:23 PM ET The trial on state charges facing Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng ...
Biden Says ‘Help Is On The Way’ As Colonial Pipeline Restarts Flow Of Fuel
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Brian Naylor | May 13, 2021
President Biden urges Americans to "stay strong" as gas supplies start to come back online in a process that may run into next week.Mike Stewart | AP President Biden says East Coast gas shortages brought on by the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline should begin to alleviate as soon as this ...
How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up
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Jason Breslow | May 13, 2021
A fuel tank is seen at Colonial Pipeline's Linden Junction tank farm in Woodbridge, N.J., on May 10.Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images For cybersecurity experts, an attack on critical U.S. infrastructure was always the doomsday scenario. Now, less than a week after hackers managed to knock an essential East ...
University Of South Carolina President Resigns After Plagiarizing Part Of Speech
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Becky Sullivan | May 13, 2021
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, pictured in 2014 when he was superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, resigned Wednesday as president of the University of South Carolina.Mike Groll | AP Seniors at the University of South Carolina had already dealt with one disaster — the pandemic — when they ...
During The Pandemic She Whittled Away At The Isolation By, Well, Whittling
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Cheri Lawson | May 13, 2021
Minnie Adkins stands in her yard in Elliott County, Ky., holding her carving of a possum with baby possums dangling on its tail.Cheri Lawson | WEKU The coronavirus pandemic has challenged all of us in big and small ways, but one of the toughest parts has been the isolation. Many ...
How Health Care In The U.S. May Change After COVID: An Optimist’s Outlook
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John Henning Schumann | May 13, 2021
Many of the changes in health care that happened during the pandemic are likely here to stay, such as conferring with doctors online more frequently about medication and other treatments.d3sign | Getty Images With more than one-third of U.S. adults now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there's growing optimism on many ...
No Deal Out Of Infrastructure Meeting, But Biden Says The Effort Is There
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Alana Wise | May 13, 2021
President Biden and Vice President Harris meet with Republican Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Mike Crapo of Idaho to discuss an infrastructure bill in the Oval Office at the White House on Thursday.Nicholas Kamm | AFP via Getty Images Updated May 13, 2021 at 4:43 PM ET ...