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Arkansas Universities Want to Be Able to Fire Professors Who Aren't Collegial

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General counsel for the university system tries to slip in long-condemned policy.

University of Birmingham to carry out research to minimise scarring suffered by wounded Armed Forces personnel and civilians

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The University of Birmingham is to play a crucial role in the UK’s first ever specialist research centre aimed at minimising the impact of scarring among Armed Forces personnel and civilians wounded in terrorist and other attacks.

A Complicated Second Life for a Brutalist Icon

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This story first appeared on CityLab. Find the original here.

Colombia: Government fails to keep civilians safe as new threats go unchallenged

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A year on from the signing of the Peace Agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC), other guerrilla and paramilitary groups are wrestling for control of parts of the country in conflicts that are wreaking havoc on the lives of ordinary Colombians, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

Two UW professors named to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

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Edwina Uehara, dean of the University of Washington School of Social Work, and social work professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen have been named fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

A commanders story of survival

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Col. John Boudreaux suffered a critical sudden cardiac arrest in 2016. He was dead for several minutes. Less than six percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive the trip to the hospital: His doctors gave him less than one percent. Today, as a group commander at Cannon Air Force Base, N. M., he bears the scars that remind him for every one of him, there are 99 others buried in the ground.

Education leaders respond to Budget 2017

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Today’s Budget statement from the Chancellor has been condemened as a missed opportunity to announce more money for schools and young people.

Former Hendersonville Broker Faces $103K Fine for Misappropriation of Funds

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division announces disciplinary action against a Hendersonville-based former investment business operator who was found in violation of the state’s securities law.

Budget 2017: councils react to no extra children's services funding

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Responding to the lack of additional funding for children’s services in the Autumn Budget, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said, “It is extremely disappointing that today’s Budget has not provided any additional funding for children’s services.

TUC comments on Budget 2017

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TUC analysis of official figures published for today's budget shows that wages are now set to be worth £800 less per year in 2021 than had been expected at the budget in March.

Four Charged with Illegal Importation of Deer Carcasses from a CWD Positive State

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MORRISTOWN --- Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife officers have filed charges on four hunters who illegally imported white-tailed deer carcasses from a state with the confirmed presence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Indictment Of Brooklyn Resident For Deed Theft Of Two Residential Properites

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It’s unconscionable that scammers would prey on vulnerable New Yorkers in an attempt to steal their homes – but as property values continue to increase, these sorts of scams are on the rise,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.

Syria: Prioritize human rights during peace talks in Russia

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As the parties to the conflict in Syria meet separately to discuss a roadmap to peace, millions of Syrian men, women and children face horrific suffering due to the violations and crimes perpetrated by all parties to the conflict.

Brownsville CBP Seizes $58,500 in Heroin at Gateway International Bridge

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a load of alleged heroin at the Gateway International Bridge. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $58,500, hidden within the articles carried by a male traveler attempting entry into the United States through the pedestrian lane.

Governor Cuomo Announces Crackdown on Impaired, Distracted, Speeding and the Move Over Laws this Thanksgiving Weekend

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Police along with local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement initiative in an effort to deter unsafe driving behaviors during this Thanksgiving holiday. The special traffic enforcement period will run from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26, 2017.

E-ffiliates meeting: Three megatrends inspire hope in fight to solve climate change

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Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, gives the keynote address at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Annual Meeting on Nov.

Secretary Perdue Announces Soybean Board Appointments

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board.

Dateline Rice for Nov. 22, 2017

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An op-ed on Venezuela’s oil industry mentions Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, who said the country’s oil production is dropping about 10 percent each year and is expected to do so into 2018. Monaldi is also quoted in a story on negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Who Really Held the First Thanksgiving in the United States?

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The important thing about the holiday is not who started the tradition but the humble and grateful spirit the tradition instills.

EIB and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti renew their support to Italys schools upgrading plan

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New loans for up to EUR 1,3bn will be made available over the next three years by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to Italian schools for the modernisation and safety of their buildings and facilities. The financing is part of a new institutional agreement signed with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research which builds up on a previous commitment coming to an end this year.

CAIR: Muslim Community Organizations File 9th Circuit Amicus Brief Opposing Muslim Ban 3.0

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SANTA CLARA, CA, 11/22/17) - This week, a group of organizations serving the Muslim community filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Hawaii v. Trump, arguing that the third iteration of the Trump Administration's Muslim Ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory, has stoked fears in the Muslim community, and contributes to a climate of distrust towards American Muslims.

The Ohio State University joins Ohio Business Competes Coalition

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The Ohio State University has joined the statewide Ohio Business Competes Coalition.

Winner Ford to Pay $150,000 To Settle EEOC National Origin Discrimination Suit

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PHILADELPHIA - Chas. S. Winner, Inc., doing business as Winner Ford of Cherry Hill and Winner Ford, will pay $150,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert For Black Friday And Cyber Monday

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As New Yorkers prepare for the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued tips for consumers to protect themselves on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Consumers more certain about positive prospects

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ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment was slightly below last month's decade high, but has remained in the narrow positive range it has traveled since the start of the year, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Battle named assistant vice provost for faculty affairs-human resources

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tineke Battle, director of human resources at Georgia State University, will become Penn State’s first assistant vice provost for faculty affairs-human resources.

Northeast Idaho Sheep Grazing Stopped to Protect Wild Bighorns

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BOISE, Ida. – A federal court in Idaho blocked domestic sheep grazing in bighorn habitat on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest yesterday, ruling that the risk to the South Beaverhead Mountains bighorn sheep population from deadly disease outweighs any possible benefit to the government-run grazing operation. The court’s order applies to the Snakey Canyon and Kelly Canyon livestock grazing allotments, which overlap with the known home range of the South Beaverhead wild bighorn herd.

Cyber Monday Shopping? The Postal Service is Ready to Deliver!

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WASHINGTON — Holiday mailing deadlines are fast approaching, and the United States Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 850 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day and more than 15 billion total pieces of mail this holiday season. Whether customers shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or both, they can relax knowing packages will arrive at their destination on time for the holidays.

By Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez, 11th Wing Public Affairs

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Capt. Travis Trueblood, 11th Wing assistant staff judge advocate, poses for a photo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov.

ICTY/Bosnia: Life Sentence for Ratko Mladic

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Mejra Dzogaz cries near the graves of her family members at the Memorial Center in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 km north-west of Srebrenica, on April 7, 2014. Dzogaz lost her three sons, husband and father in the Srebrenica massacre.

DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation to offer free admission to Delaware State Parks and the Brandywine Zoo on Black Friday

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DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, and Recreational Equipment, Inc.

NAMI Delaware to Host Clothing Drive Dec. 1-5 to Benefit Clients of DPC and ACE Peer Resource Center

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NEW CASTLE (Nov. 21, 2017) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Delaware will host a statewide clothing drive Dec.

Gingerbread and JRF respond to Budget 2017

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Gingerbread, the national charity for single parent families, said the Chancellor has made welcome and long-needed changes to Universal Credit, but has failed to reverse harsh cuts that are falling on the very families it has promised to support. Rosie Ferguson, Chief Executive of Gingerbread said,  “Once again the government has failed to address support for families who are ‘just about managing’.

NEW BIPARTISAN POLL: Tax Bill, Arctic Refuge Drilling Deeply Unpopular in Key GOP Districts

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Washington, D.C. — A new bipartisan poll by Global Strategy Group and Bellwether Research shows that both the Republican tax plan and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are deeply unpopular in eight key congressional districts. Voting to allow drilling in the Arctic Refuge will generate significant backlash among constituents, who said that they would have a less favorable view of their representative if they voted for drilling — from 49 percent less approving of Rep. Brian Mast (R, FL-18) to 68 percent less favorable toward Rep.

DPH Confirms First Flu Cases in Children for 2017 2018 Season

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DOVER – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the state’s first laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in children, for the 2017-2018 flu season. Both children are under the age of 4. One is a young male from Sussex County, and the other a female from New Castle County. The pediatric cases bring the total number of flu cases this season to 14 for the week ending Nov.

Antitrust: Commission fines five car safety equipment suppliers 34 million in cartel settlement

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The European Commission has fined Tokai Rika, Takata, Autoliv, Toyoda Gosei and Marutaka a total of € 34 million for breaching EU antitrust rules.

Registration now open for DNREC-organized 2018 Delaware Wetlands Conference

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DOVER – Registration is open now for the 2018 Delaware Wetlands Conference, organized by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, to be held Wednesday, Jan.

Trading Buses for Burgers in Evansville, Indiana

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Evansville, Indiana's Bru Burger Bar proudly preserves its history as a Greyhound bus terminal.

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Protect Personal Information During the Holiday Shopping Season

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to take steps to protect their personal and financial information during the upcoming holiday shopping season. While popular shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for their bargains, criminals often use these days to scam unwary consumers. New Yorkers should stay vigilant when shopping this year and make sure they are aware of the steps they need to take to avoid becoming a victim of these crimes.