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Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings

  ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital art detective, able to unlock the mysteries of a work’s age and authenticity by analyzing its underlying canvas or paper. Using high-resolution X-ray images, the 64-year-old academic can [...]

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Fatal stabbing of college student may stay mystery

  MCMINVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Investigators may never know why a 33-year-old man rushed into a McMinnville convenience store last weekend and fatally stabbed a Linfield College athlete, the top prosecutor in Yamhill County said. Toxicology reports are being expedited, and officers are still examining surveillance tapes for clues in the deaths of Parker Moore, [...]

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Denver-area seniors protest new state tests

  DENVER (AP) — Thousands of Denver-area high school seniors are refusing to take new state standardized tests, saying they’re a distraction as they work to get into college and a waste of time and money. Colorado required seniors to take standardized science and social studies tests for the first time this year, and most [...]

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Flu symptoms and 10 home remedies

  by Briana Stanley Flu symptoms Once again folks, flu season is upon us. Flu symptoms can come on quickly. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have the flu. • Fever: Your temperature is considered elevated when it is 100°F or greater. • Chills: Body chills not related to a cold environment can be [...]

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Did you have an “epic fail” this semester?

  by Briana Stanley The end of the semester is approaching us fast. Grades are soon to be documented.  We sit back and think about how time has gone by and how our grades are not where they should be. It is time to make peace with the situation. The semester is almost done and [...]

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Leaders of historically black colleges meet in Va.

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As historically black colleges and universities struggle to survive in the face of continued challenges, their unique role makes it vital that they succeed, leaders of several of the institutions said Friday. The college presidents gathered in Virginia as part of events marking 150th anniversary of Virginia Union, one of [...]

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College prices continue to creep up

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday. The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. Out-of-state students at [...]

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Sex offense reports rise at Md., Va. universities

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of forcible sex offenses at the flagship public universities of Maryland and Virginia doubled last year, an increase that school officials and victim advocates attribute to growing awareness rather than more dangerous campus environments. The data shows that there were 19 reports at the University of Maryland in 2013, up [...]

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Ex-homeless student earns music scholarship

  FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As a child, Yusef Ibrahim had plenty of space to roam. He lived in a four-bedroom house surrounded by woods in Spotsylvania County. He and his brother and three sisters picked blackberries, and it wasn’t unusual for them to see deer and foxes. Then, when he was in the eighth-grade, [...]

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NSU back on track

  by Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. Dear University Faculty, Staff and Alumni, Earlier in the year during the State of the University Address, I outlined several strategies that Norfolk State University must implement to forge onward as a quality institution of higher learning. I explicitly stated that everything we do at [...]

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Police ID man fatally shot by Bedford deputies

  BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man fatally shot by Bedford County sheriff’s deputies. Virginia State Police identified the man as 37-year-old Richard Thomas Bergeron of Bedford. The shooting occurred Oct. 27 at a Bergeron’s home. Media outlets report that deputies went to the residence after a woman called 911 [...]

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