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Yale to rename Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery

Yale to rename Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery

University President Peter Salovey sent a note out to the Yale Community announcing they have chose to change the name of Calhoun College to honor one of Yale's most distinguished graduates, Grace Murray Hopper '30 M.A., '34 Ph.D. In 1931, it was named after John C. Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States, a Yale graduate and a hard-line slavery supporter. A rear gate at Calhoun College. Read More

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Winter Storm Expecting to Drop 5 to 12 Inches of Snow

At least 8 inches of snow is. It will get less than half an inch of snow Thursday morning, the National Weather Service said. Patton Township announced that a snow emergency will be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. More than 2,700 flights in and out of the region also were canceled, according to Flightaware.com, as airlines told passengers to check the status of their flights before heading to the airports, Reuters reported. Read More

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Season's biggest snowstorm could dump 18 inches on Northeast

Thursday . Thundersnow is even possible. Expect the flakes to start falling during the morning commute. In Philadelphia, as of 11:45 a.m., 2.8 inches of snow had fallen. Counties in northeastern New Jersey are included in the map below. City government offices will remain open. Some attractions also changed schedules Thursday such as the Adventure Aquarium in Camden that would open late at noon. Read More

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Knife-Wielding Attacker Shot At Paris' Louvre Museum

Knife-Wielding Attacker Shot At Paris' Louvre Museum

Bernard Cazeneuve, France's prime minister, said the knife attack was clearly " terrorist in nature". One soldier was injured by the attacker, who was shot five times. Lance Manus, a tourist from Albany, New York, described young girls crying in panic, and had immediate thoughts of the September 11 attacks in the United States. Read More

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Trump travel order revoked 100000 visas

Trump travel order revoked 100000 visas

A US Justice Department lawyer, speaking during a court hearing, said 100,000 visas have been cancelled, the Washington Post reported . The lawyer in that case said that about 100,000 visas were revoked . On Friday, Judge Leonie Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the Trump administration to provide a list of all Virginia residents "denied entry to or removed from the United States" because of the order. Read More

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Could GOP Defections Cause Stalemate in DeVos Confirmation?

Could GOP Defections Cause Stalemate in DeVos Confirmation?

DeVos' lack of experience with public schools will make it hard for her to fully understand, identify and assist with those challenges, particularly for our rural school in places like Maine", Collins said. Sen. She has advocated for the use of taxpayer funds to send students to private and religious schools. In nominating her for the position , Trump called her a "brilliant and passionate education advocate". Read More

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Republican senators won't support DeVos nomination

Republican senators won't support DeVos nomination

Collins cited her "lack of experience with public schools" in a speech Wednesday on the Senate floor. The two Republican senators said Wednesday they will vote no - even though they both voted yes in committee. She narrowly avoided a second hearing on 23 January, when the Senate HELP Committee advanced her nomination to a full Senate vote. "New Mexico continues to face persistent obstacles to delivering on our educational promise to young people, and Mrs. Read More

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Atlas V rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral

Atlas V rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral

NASA is launching an Atlas V rocket this evening carrying the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) for USA infrared surveillance. ULA is a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin with 116 successful launches under its belt. The mission is using the Atlas V 401 variant, which is the lightest in the Atlas family of rockets made in Decatur, Alabama. SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 are now in production. Read More

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Schumer will oppose Jeff Sessions as AG

Schumer will oppose Jeff Sessions as AG

Sessions' Senate confirmation hearings, which ran into Wednesday after an eight-hour marathon session on Tuesday, have been contentious. Session's character, but tore into Democrats who oppose him and turned a blind eye to the politicization of the Department of Justice during the prior 8 years under Barack Obama. Read More

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Snow squalls hit MA with brief but severe weather

Snow squalls hit MA with brief but severe weather

Friday . There's only a 30 percent chance of snow there. Snow is likely for the entire area on Saturday . Chances for snow tapers off by 10 p.m. Temperatures will be in the mid 20s. Expect snow-covered roads and slippery travel conditions. Friday's forecast calls for a mostly sunny day with highs flirting with 40, Field said. Read More

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Christmas jail break: Inmates escape Tennessee prison after removing cell toilet

Christmas jail break: Inmates escape Tennessee prison after removing cell toilet

Police Monday arrested the third of six inmates that allegedly escaped the Cocke County jail through a loose toilet on Christmas day, the Cocke County sheriff said. Frazier, 54, is the only one of the at large inmates considered unsafe, the sheriff's office said, adding that he was in custody for alleged aggravated robbery possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Read More

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NFL Week 16 Predictions: Tampa Bay Bucs vs

At 8-7, the Buccaneers are still in the hunt for the last NFC Wild Card berth but the Packers, who are 9-6 after beating the Vikings on Saturday, and the Redskins (8-6-1) have the edge in that race. That move didn't work, though. And with only a yard to go, quarterback Drew Brees handed the ball off to running back Mark Ingram. After the Lutz field goal, the Bucs Jameis Winston would be sacked by the combo of Paul Kruger and Sheldon Rankins for a loss of 10 yards. Read More

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Tesla Changing Autopilot to Stick to the Speed Limit

Tesla Changing Autopilot to Stick to the Speed Limit

The Model 3 marks Tesla's first effort at a mass-market EV, and while Tesla hasn't released any updated figures recently, it's believed that the total number of Model 3 reservations falls somewhere in the 385,000-400,000 range. The newer Model S and Model X vehicles were made with new hardware, but the features promised by the latest autonomous system were not yet activated. Read More

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