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Local Graduate Students Push Back On GOP Tax Hike On Tuition

The U.S. House Republican's version of the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act threatens to eliminate a major tax benefit for graduate students. Now some area graduate students are speaking out against it.

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Mosque Attack In Egypt's Sinai Kills At Least 235

Updated at 5:08 p.m. ET A terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 235 people dead and as many as 100 wounded Friday, according to state media. The death toll makes it the biggest attack since the conflict in the North Sinai started six years ago. The Middle East News Agency said the bombing and shooting attack took place in the city of Arish, which is about 30 miles from the border with the Gaza Strip. Police officers told The Associated Press that...

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John T. Edge is a James Beard award-winning writer and author of the new book “The Potlikker Papers” (Penguin Press/ 2017). Edge grew up in rural Georgia eating biscuits and drinking sweet tea. He spent his career amassing stories of Southern food and the people who cook it.

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Singer-songwriter Steven Diaz allows the natural world to both sooth and inspire him. Under the name Mountain Lions, Diaz creates intimate and introspective songs that reflect familiar people and places. In his debut EP “Calm Wind, Starry Night,” Diaz explores motifs of nature and personal identity. 

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Two-thirds of states used chronic absenteeism as a metric for school evaluation in recently submitted federal plans.

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Shifting populations and changing demographics. Those are the key drivers behind the initiative known as the Readiness Center Transformation Master Plan.

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Homelessness and hunger are two big issues that plague the Triad. Since 2006, North Carolina has seen a 56 percent increase in homeless children and youth, according to the North Carolina Homeless Education Program.

Since the recession, school districts are increasingly relying on donors and foundations, like the Guilford Education Alliance, to stock their classrooms.
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A recent analysis of five decades of data shows that high-quality early childhood education has lasting benefits for kids. Yet in North Carolina, less than one out of two young children participates in a qualifying program.

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With temperatures dropping and daylight saving time over, it's again time to watch for reindeer on roads.

OK. Maybe not reindeer, but regular deer, at least.

Shorter winters mean fewer days between the first and last freeze in any year.
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Winter is coming, later and later. And then spring comes ever earlier.

Analyzing freeze dates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that the days between the first freeze of fall and the last freeze of spring are shrinking.

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A new study released by the United Negro College Fund calculates the economic impact of historically black colleges and universities across the country.

Kalyani Hawaldar stands in front of poster describing the tax plan's effect on graduate students.
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The U.S. House Republican's version of the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act threatens to eliminate a major tax benefit for graduate students. Now some area graduate students are speaking out against it.

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The number of women coming forward with accounts of sexual assault and harassment continues to grow. The recent surge in allegations has put toxic masculinity in the spotlight, but many questions remain, such as: are black and white accusers are treated differently.

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Two-thirds of states used chronic absenteeism as a metric for school evaluation in recently submitted federal plans.

Since the recession, school districts are increasingly relying on donors and foundations, like the Guilford Education Alliance, to stock their classrooms.
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A recent analysis of five decades of data shows that high-quality early childhood education has lasting benefits for kids. Yet in North Carolina, less than one out of two young children participates in a qualifying program.

Kalyani Hawaldar stands in front of poster describing the tax plan's effect on graduate students.
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The U.S. House Republican's version of the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act threatens to eliminate a major tax benefit for graduate students. Now some area graduate students are speaking out against it.

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With the opioid epidemic touching the lives of one in three North Carolinians, what can schools do to help? A lot, according to school nurses.

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