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April 20, 2019

Should Graduate Students be Paid Like Employees? Students Across Campuses Push for Living Wage

Graduate students across America are forming unions, holding protests and in some cases getting arrested to draw attention to their cause. What is it they’re after? In many cases, it’s a livable wage.
April 20, 2019

Middlebury chemistry professor on go away after Nazi gasoline chamber examination query

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.
April 20, 2019

What Time Is The Full Pink Moon? When To See April Full Moon, What It Means

April's full moon happened Friday and was expected to look full through most of the holiday weekend. The April full moon, also called the pink moon, actually reached its peak fullness at 7:12 a.m. EDT, or 4:15 a.m. PDT, Friday but was expected to appear full Friday evening as well.
April 20, 2019

A Maine astronaut is headed to the International Space Station

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A Mainer who’s headed to the International Space Station says she’s always dreamed of being in space and “seeing this giant blue ball below me.”
April 20, 2019

Ithaca College Student Sues Police Officers for 'Senselessly' Being Pepper Sprayed in His Own Home

In a lawsuit filed on April 3, an Ithaca College student claimed a police officer used excessive force when by “senselessly” pepper spraying him while he was being arrested in his own home.
April 20, 2019

Free Mueller Report Becomes No. 1 Amazon Best-seller Despite $10 Price Tag

A $9.20 copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report was Amazon's best-selling book on Friday, despite being available online for free. 
April 19, 2019

Bobcat that attacked golfer and horse in Connecticut had rabies

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut shortly after scratching a horse has tested positive for rabies.
April 19, 2019

Ken Starr Says Donald Trump Went to the ‘Brink’ on Obstruction ‘but He Didn’t Walk Across That Red Line’

Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated former President Bill Clinton, said that Robert Mueller’s Russia report showed that Donald Trump went to the “brink” on obstruction of justice but didn't commit a crime.
April 19, 2019

Tornado Watches, Warnings Issues for Counties in Florida, Georgia Friday Morning

Friday morning's commute was complicated for some who had to worry about tornados slowing them down. In several Florida and Georgia counties, there were tornado watches or tornado warnings issued. Understanding the timing, and severity, of these National Weather Service announcements can be a matter of life and death.  
April 19, 2019

Full Mueller Report Subpoena Issued So Congress Can Probe ‘Full Scope' of Trump's ‘Alleged Misconduct’: Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued a subpoena Friday morning to the Department of Justice for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full, unredacted report and any underlying evidence.