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MSU President Clif Smart Continues to Advocate for Equitable Funding for Higher Education

Under Governor Eric Greitens' proposed FY19 budget, public universities in Missouri would see a 10 percent decrease in funding. Missouri State University President Clif Smart said that would mean a reduction of $8,668,000 for the university. According to Smart, if that reduction is realized, MSU would be receiving $10 million less than it received in 2001 when the university had 6000 fewer students. Ninety-eight percent of MSU's operating funds comes from two sources: Tuition and fees and...

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Community Mourns At Candlelight Vigil After Deadly School Shooting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm3q14hgXYE Thousands gathered for a candlelight vigil in Parkland, Fla., to honor the memory of the 17 people killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a local high school. There were tearful remembrances at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater, as well as open sobbing, and at one point, some in the crowd erupted into a chant of "No more guns!" According to police, a former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz , arrived at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, was in the penalty box after a third period fight with a Blackhawks defenseman on Saturday night when four Blackhawks fans started taunting him in unison.

"Basketball, basketball, basketball," they chanted.

"It's pretty obvious what that means," Smith-Pelly said on Sunday. "It's not a secret." The non-secret racial stereotype at play here is that basketball is a "black" sport and hockey is for white people.

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has enacted a new congressional district map that may be much more favorable to Democrats, replacing the one it overturned and deemed an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander last month.

Since the previous map was adopted, Republicans have held a 13-5 advantage in Pennsylvania's congressional delegation. The new, court-drawn map is expected to upend that tilt.

As the Senate tries to hash out a deal on immigration, it's not just immigrants that have a lot at stake. So do the businesses that hire them.

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