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    Combating sexual attacks on Obama’s to-do list

Combating sexual attacks on Obama’s to-do list

Sexual assault is another issue President Barack Obama has added to the growing list of problems plaguing colleges across the nation.

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    Panel to discuss Middle East

Panel to discuss Middle East

Due to recent religious conflicts occurring in the Middle East, Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning is convening a panel discussion to give students and faculty a better understanding of the current crisis.

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    Perry’s prosecutor now facing charges in Texas court

Perry’s prosecutor now facing charges in Texas court

The special prosecutor who secured two felony abuse of power indictments against Gov. Rick Perry is facing his own legal problems after a decision by Texas’ highest criminal court to renew a contempt of court case against him.

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    Texas A&M dedicates plant to help fight flu illnesses

Texas A&M dedicates plant to help fight flu illnesses

Gov. Rick Perry and top officials from Texas A&M University dedicated a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant Thursday that’s intended to have the capacity to produce bulk flu vaccine that can be delivered to as many as 50 million people within four months of a declared pandemic.

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    Austin deputy still missing after flood

Austin deputy still missing after flood

Inclement weather made rescue crews in Central Texas suspend the search for a sheriff’s deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters, while heavy rains in West Texas caused dozens of streets and some houses to flood.

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    Home Depot breach affected millions of cards

Home Depot breach affected millions of cards

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

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    International panel meets to discuss Middle East

International panel meets to discuss Middle East

A panel featuring special international guests discussed issues from around the world Wednesday afternoon.

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    U.S. to send 3,000 troops to aid Africa with Ebola

U.S. to send 3,000 troops to aid Africa with Ebola

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

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    Back to school – even in an immigration prison

Back to school – even in an immigration prison

In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice.

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Islamic State group sets up new curriculum in Iraq, students stay home

The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been “permanently annulled.”

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