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BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Three “interim actions” are being carried out by Northeast State Community College President Janice Gilliam as recommended by the Tennessee Board of Regents to address financial and academic management and governance of the campus, according to a TBR report released Thursday.

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s School of Graduate Studies and Office of Professional Development will offer workshop to assist prospective graduate school applicants to prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Environmental Studies minor and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby-Northeast Tennessee Chapter will present Facing the Surge, a documentary about climate change, on Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Brown Hall auditorium. 

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. — Milligan College students will welcome their families to campus Feb. 17-18 for Family Weekend. The weekend is an annual opportunity for parents and siblings to see what college life is like at Milligan.

BRISTOL, Va. — City Commissioner of Revenue Terry Frye came under fire Tuesday during a City Council work session, but said Wednesday he can’t supply all the information council members want.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another nuclear test in September last year.

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BEIJING (AP) — European stocks gained Monday while Asian markets fell as investors looked ahead to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

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The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won't extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get rehired. She sues for discrimination based on disability.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The third-ranking Republican in the Indiana Senate wrongly said that a financial incentive for installing solar panels would likely disappear unless lawmakers supported his bill to revamp the benefit.

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As the elder statesman from an agricultural state, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has worked on crafting seven farm bills. But it is with some trepidation that the work begins to draft new legislation amid daunting challenges confronting farmers in the era of President Donald Trump.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers want to help Wisconsin's once-dominant hemp industry make a comeback, giving farmers the chance to add a versatile and hardy plant to their fields.