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Report: Nearly half of Tennessean students not college ready

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New state data shows that nearly half of Tennessee students enrolled in higher education during the 2016-2017 school year needed some sort of remedial classes during their first year of college. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission released the numbers this week which …

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Amazon Exit Could Scare Tech Companies from NYC

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JOSH BOAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions …

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Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

By ALAN FRAM, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, …

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George Klein, Elvis Presley’s friend, radio host, dies

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83. Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press …

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Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration

By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside “revenge, resistance and retribution” and end “ridiculous partisan investigations” in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency. Trump …

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Library Extends Hours

Officials with the UTC Library have announced extended hours. Here’s the information Based on input from the Student Government Association, and valued student feedback provided on the 2018 Annual Library Survey, the Library has extended hours to better meet your needs!   Now you can study at the library earlier …

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Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer ATLANTA (AP) — That super shootout everyone expected turned into a defensive standoff. The New England Patriots showed they can win that type of championship game, too. So after Tom Brady led one classic drive to win the Patriots their record-tying sixth Super Bowl, …

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UTC Head Basketball Coach Retiring

Jim Foster is stepping down as head basketball coach for UTC. Foster is retiring after a 40 year career. UTC Athletic Director Mark Wharton made the announcement in an email. Ladies and Gentlemen It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that women’s basketball head coach Jim Foster has …

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