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Space station launch Monday despite dead computer

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14th, 2014 with more than 2 tons of supplies. NASA spent much of the weekend debating whether [...]

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Flavor Flav taking plea deal in Vegas battery case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday, April [...]

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Sandberg back with new ‘Lean In’ for graduates

  NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with “Lean In,” her best-selling manifesto for working women, launching a new catchphrase in the process. Since then, over 1.75 million copies have been sold; the book’s out in 28 languages, and will be in eight more by the end of [...]

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Common brings inspiration and motivation to Norfolk State

  by Antonio Garland Common, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., appeared at the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on April 8, to encourage students to follow their goals and dreams. Common spoke of how he got involved with the L.E.A.D. program, wanting to motivate young people. He said that coming to [...]

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HBCUX launches new network from NSU campus

by Donte Hayden As the opening event of this year’s annual MCJR Week, the students of Norfolk State University witnessed history on April 7 as Curtis Symonds, formerly of ESPN and BET, launched what many consider a future powerhouse in television, the HBCUX network. The network includes programming which ranges from sports and entertainment to [...]

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Knicks rout Nets 110-81, move into 8th in East

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s once faint, nearly unrealistic playoff hopes have become a real possibility. The Knicks intend to seize the opportunity and run with it. “We know what we want,” Carmelo Anthony said. J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the [...]

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Egypt: Bombings bring escalation in campus wars

CAIRO (AP) — A series of three bombs went off Wednesday outside Cairo University, killing a police general and wounding seven people, introducing a new level of violence to the almost daily battles at campuses fought by Egyptian police and students loyal to the ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.Universities have emerged as the main center [...]

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Young voters have numbers to set India on new path

BANGALORE, India (AP) — What do India’s youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women’s safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads, more investment and above all, more jobs.In short, they want it all, and they want it fast. As India begins its weekslong election process Monday, the enormous [...]

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Room for improvement in inclement weather decision making at NSU

  An editorial by Michael Nims The spring semester is nearly over, but the winter weather still hasn’t loosed it’s grip. Inclement weather has caused a few early closings as well as full institutional closings. Horrible weather impending, students of Norfolk State University have watched  local news broadcasts and their email accounts in search of [...]

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NSU shuts down Coppin State for doubleheader sweep

   NORFOLK, Va. – Four Norfolk State pitchers combined to limit visiting Coppin State to one run and 10 hits in the Spartans’ 12-1, 1-0 MEAC Northern Division doubleheader sweep of the Eagles on Monday afternoon at Marty L. Miller Field. The wins move NSU (8-16 overall, 5-3 MEAC) into first place in the MEAC’s [...]

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William Carroll Writers Festival brings new light to a chosen few

  An editorial by Antonio Garland The purpose of the second annual William Carroll Writers Festival was to bring in writers to the Norfolk State University campus so they could be inspired and for students to be educated. When it was first announced, several students said it sounded like an interesting event to go to [...]

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