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Virginia Higher Ed Council Requests $109M Budget Increase

The Virginia Council of Higher Education is asking for more money than it was originally budgeted. Council members want $109 million more from the state, on top of the current budget of $258 million, the Associated Press reports.

Education officials say the extra money will help pay for a 2 percent increase toward faculty salaries  and will also help shoulder the burden of tuition increases.

A total of $27 million of the requested money would go toward providing financial aid to students. The 2 percent faculty salary increase would begin in July.

The council's requests will now go to the governor and the General Assembly for consideration.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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