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Block this! A new kind of tracking tool
Thursday, July 31, 2014
A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites – from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s
 
NC Republican leaders announce budget details
Thursday, July 31, 2014
RALEIGH — North Carolina House and Senate Republicans unveiled the details of a $21.25 billion budget Tuesday that gives an average 7 percent raise for teachers now among the lowest paid nationally and preserves teacher assistant positions but cuts Medicaid reimbursement for health care providers by 1 percent. House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate
 
Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college
Monday, July 28, 2014
President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind. Malia barely reached up to her father's shoulders when they moved to the White House nearly six years ago with her mother, little sister and grandmother. At 16, she stands nearly as tall as her
 
Stage set for showdowns over potential HBCUs contractions
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Around the same time lawmakers in the N.C. Senate recently floated the idea of closing Elizabeth City State University, the United Negro College Fund reported that the Koch brothers, who routinely support Republican candidates and right-wing causes, had made a $25 million donation to the UNCF to help struggling HBCUs. Although financially ailing Elizabeth
 
Ben Carson outpaces Hillary Clinton in latest quarter
Thursday, July 24, 2014
President Barack Obama has two years left in the Oval Office, and yet anticipation continues to build for his eventual successor. Many names have been thrown around, but there’s a growing consensus that Hillary Clinton will be nominated to represent the Democratic Party in 2016. As Clinton prepares to make history as America’s first female
 
North Carolina mayors join filmmaker to combat bullying
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Several North Carolina mayors have joined forces with an initiative to help stop bullying in local schools. Mayors in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Mooresville and North Wilkesboro, and over 170 other mayors around the country, have signed a partnership with the U. S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project to develop a new initiative
 
Obama admin. says health subsidies will continue
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama administration immediately declared that those policyholders will keep getting financial aid for their
 
NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Republican mayor of the small town of Belhaven, North Carolina, began a 273-mile walk to Washington, D.C., last week to draw attention to the health care crisis threatening his rural coastal community following the closure of the area's only hospital. Vidant Pungo Hospital served over 20,000 people in Beaufort and Hyde counties -- an area of North
 
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CIAA well represented in MEAC

NORFOLK, Va. – New Hampton coach Connell Maynor (right) was more subdued than at his

Eagles, Falcons predicted next to last

Winston-Salem State wide receiver/kick returner Chase Powell is transferring to Hampton under

NCCU volleyball announces recruits

Dang, the wheel never stops turning! Elizabeth City State men’s basketball coach Shawn