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Not falling down: London bridges inspire new show

  LONDON (AP) — London is a city of bridges, but it’s not a City of Bridges. It has never been graced with the elegant arches of Venice or Paris. A new exhibition wants visitors to look again, peering on, under and even inside the structures spanning the River Thames. Without bridges, the show argues, [...]

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Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to make an online undergraduate degree available at a steep discount to [...]

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Virginia passes budget with Medicaid restriction

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The General Assembly passed a new state budget late Thursday, June 12, night after adopting a Republican-backed amendment to ensure that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The action just before midnight closed a tumultuous day of internal GOP wrangling over the last-minute amendment and ended [...]

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Cuba: 8 arrested in school exam cheating scandal

  HAVANA (AP) — Eight people are under arrest in connection with a scandal involving the illicit sale of university entrance exams, Cuban authorities said Monday, June 9th after thousands of high school students were forced to retake the test. The unnamed suspects include five teachers, a methodologist, an employee at the Ministry of Higher Education’s [...]

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