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July 01, 2017 - 11:59 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A former University of North Carolina chancellor who led the school into its third century while increasing faculty diversity has died. Paul Hardin III was 86. A university news release said that Hardin died at his Chapel Hill home on Saturday after battling ALS, or Lou...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:43 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina legislature's efforts to override Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The Republican-controlled General Assembly has made good on its promise to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the two-year state budget. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, the empty playground at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo. The Supreme Court has ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. The justices on Monday, June 26, 2017, ruled 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri. The church sought a grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground, but was denied any money even though its application was ranked fifth out of 44 submissions (Annaliese Nurnberg/Missourian via AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 3:24 am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for...
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June 26, 2017 - 12:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announcing he will veto the state budget approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Don't expect any compromise reached between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican...
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June 20, 2017 - 1:12 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a final budget deal by the North Carolina General Assembly for the next two years (all times local): 1 p.m. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says the budget agreement reached by Republicans at the General Assembly is fiscally irresponsible. Cooper cold be poised to veto...
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June 07, 2017 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership ranks at HHS. Valerie Huber, named this week as chief...
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June 07, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership ranks at HHS. Valerie Huber, named this week as chief...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, joined by Education Department Budget Service Director Erica Navarro, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 24, 2017 - 3:27 pm
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. The plan promoted by Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos widened a divide in the...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state government ultimately may have to pay more than $100 million in damages to retired workers and teachers after a judge ruled it was wrong to require them to begin paying health insurance premiums six years ago. Retirees sued in 2012 after the legislature...
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May 12, 2017 - 9:47 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston County School District is planning to train teachers to identify the patterns of Gullah and Geechee language, as part of an effort to better serve student speakers. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( http://bit.ly/2pDXUHX ) that the professional...
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