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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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'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.
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They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.
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Protecting Our Data In An Era Of Increasing State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Yahoo says information from 500 million users was stolen by hackers. This comes amid growing concern over intrusions into U.S. election systems. In an era of increasing state-sponsored cyber threats, protecting our personal data and the integrity of U.S. voting.

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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Health Care

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from health care innovation labs at local hospitals.

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