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Amid Student Protests, Ithaca Faculty Will Hold Confidence Vote On President

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET

Just days after the University of Missouri's chancellor and the system president resigned under pressure from students, another college leader is facing a crucial moment.

Students of color at Ithaca College in New York have been protesting a series of racially charged events. Taking on ...

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Kurdish Forces In Iraq Begin Offensive Against Islamic State In Sinjar

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kurdish forces in Iraq have begun an offensive to try to take back the town of Sinjar from the Islamic State.

NPR's Alison Meuse reports that the 7,000 or so Kurdish fighters are expecting the town to be heavily mined. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"A ...

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It Came Up In The Debate: Here Are 3 Things To Know About 'Operation Wetback'

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled down on his plan to deport the nearly 11 million immigrants illegally in the U.S.

As an example that it could be done, Trump brought up a program instituted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 9, 1954.

Trump said Eisenhower ...

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Mizzou Professor Who Confronted Photojournalist Quits Journalism Appointment

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A University of Missouri professor who is seen in a video requesting "muscle" to kick out a journalist from the scene of a protest has given up her journalism appointment.

Melissa Click, an assistant professor in the department of communication, resigned her "courtesy appointment" with the prestigious School of ...

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Police Arrest 19-Year-Old Suspected Of Threatening Black Students At Missouri

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Less than two days after students at the University of Missouri successfully forced the resignation of the school's chancellor and the university system president, police say they have arrested a 19-year-old suspected of issuing threats against black students.

University of Missouri Police say they arrested Hunter M. Park, who is ...

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The Fourth Republican Debate In 100 Words (And 3 Video Clips)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The fourth Republican debate was a substantive affair that revealed real fractures within the party on big issues. On immigration, Jeb Bush went after Donald Trump, saying that to win, the GOP needs "practical" policies. Rand Paul challenged Marco Rubio on added government spending, asking, "Can you be a conservative ...

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WATCH: On The Missouri Campus, A Clash Of 2 First Amendment Protections

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

When two rights that this country holds as fundamental come into conflict, it makes for complex drama.

That's what happened yesterday on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia: Student activists, who had just succeeded in their quest to oust the system president, tried to stop Tim ...

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Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Immigration Plan

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

(Updated at 11:32 a.m. ET.)

A federal appeals court in New Orleans dealt President Obama a big blow on Monday when it ruled that Obama had overstepped his legal authority in attempting to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

The Obama administration has vowed to appeal ...

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Amid Controversy, University Of Missouri President And Chancellor Step Down

Monday, November 09, 2015

Updated 6:10 p.m. ET

Amid continued pressure, the University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and the chancellor of the Columbia campus, R. Bowen Loftin, both tendered their resignations on Monday.

Wolfe announced his resignation this morning and by late afternoon, Loftin had followed suit, saying he would leave his ...

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World Anti-Doping Agency Wants Russia Banned From Athletics Competitions

Monday, November 09, 2015

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that the Russian athletics federation should be suspended after an independent commission found evidence of state-sponsored doping.

The agency called for an investigation after Germany's public broadcaster ARD/WDR aired a documentary that alleged Russia had a doping system in which doctors, athletes ...

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Catalan Regional Parliament Approves Plan For Independence From Spain

Monday, November 09, 2015

Lawmakers in Catalonia's regional parliament have approved a plan that they say puts them on a path to split from Spain.

From Madrid, Lauren Frayer filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Madrid says it won't change a thing. But Catalan lawmakers say it's the start of an 18-month ...

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Missouri Faculty Plan Walkout In Support Of Student Activists

Monday, November 09, 2015

A group of University of Missouri faculty plan to walk out of their classrooms for the next two days to "stand in solidarity with the Mizzou student activists who are advocating for racial justice on our campus."

The news comes a day after some football players said they would ...

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Votes Still Being Counted, But Aung San Suu Kyi Expects Big Win In Myanmar

Monday, November 09, 2015

Votes are still being counted in Myanmar, but according to early results Aung San Suu Kyi's party is headed toward a big victory.

Reporting from Yangon, NPR's Anthony Kuhn says the country also known as Burma went to the polls on Sunday for the freest elections in decades. He filed ...

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READ: Two Personal Statements That Help Explain The Situation At Mizzou

Sunday, November 08, 2015

We've written about the news that some members of the University of Missouri football team have said they will not play another game until the university system president steps down.

The players were backing a student movement that has for months called on the university to address what they ...

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Missouri Football Players Strike To Demand Ouster Of University President

Sunday, November 08, 2015

About 30 University of Missouri football players have said they will not play another game until university system President Tim Wolfe steps down.

The football players said that they were standing in solidarity with the Concerned Student 1950 movement, which has for months now called on the university to seriously ...

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WATCH: Donald Trump Is Called 'Racist' On SNL... But As Part Of The Gag

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Saturday Night Live acknowledged a group of protesters outside of its studios with a bit of comedy last night.

As we've reported, Latino activists had called on NBC to disinvite Donald Trump from hosting the late-night comedy show. They charged that Trump had shown himself to be a ...

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California, That Strange Light Streaking Across The Sky Was No UFO

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Residents across California and Nevada were stunned last night by a bright spear of light that streaked across the night sky.

Of course, many of them took out their cameras and they went on Twitter and YouTube to post what clearly looked like a UFO. Here's what a resident of ...

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'Iron Ass:' Where George H.W. Bush's Chosen Epithet For Cheney Came From

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Former President George H.W. Bush used a choice word when describing his son's vice president.

"He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with," Bush told biographer Jon Meacham. After Sept. 11, Bush told Meacham, Cheney became "just iron-ass. His seeming ...

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British Prime Minister Says Russian Plane 'More Likely Than Not' Was Downed By Bomb

Thursday, November 05, 2015

In an interview with Sky News, British Prime Minister David Cameron said a Russian airliner was "more likely than not" downed by a bomb.

Cameron also told the network that there was a "significant possibility" that the Islamic State was responsible.

On the BBC, Cameron said: "We cannot ...

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Pentagon Paid Sports Teams Millions For 'Paid Patriotism' Events

Thursday, November 05, 2015

In the past few years, the Pentagon spent $6.8 million to pay for patriotic displays during the games of professional sports teams.

That's according to a joint oversight report released by Arizona Republican Sens. John Flake and John McCain on Wednesday.

The senators found that since 2012, the Pentagon ...

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