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Va. Public Colleges Eligible For Millions In State Funding

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The Commonwealth's colleges and universities are being offered the opportunity to apply for $50 million in grants.

The money is targeted towards enhancing student enrollment and retention. It would also be used to increase the number of students pursuing science and health care fields, as well as boost undergraduate funding.

Universities and colleges must apply for the funding by submitting proposals to Virginia's secretary of education.

The grants would be awarded to institutions of higher learning that are in line with the goals set by Gov. Bob McDonnell's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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