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Immigrants optimistic financial aid bill will pass this year

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Immigrant students without legal status in the United States are hopeful this will be the year Connecticut legislators make them eligible for institutional financial aid at state-run colleges and universities. This year’s version of the bill includes provisions from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

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Canelo Alvarez suspended six months for doping violations

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada boxing regulators suspended Canelo Alvarez on Wednesday for six months for doping violations. Alvarez also must undergo drug tests. No fine was recommended because past ones have been based on future purses. With Alvarez’s May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin canceled, there ...

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NHS website defaced by hackers

Image caption The message was left on the site for several days, according to a cyber-security researcher An NHS website hosting data from patient surveys that was defaced by hackers has been fixed. The site, insights.london.nhs.uk, was given a black background, eerie music and a message in white text that ...

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Iceland’s Bitcoin heist suspect ‘flees on PM’s plane’

Image copyright Iceland police Image caption Sindri Thor Stefansson was arrested in February A man suspected of masterminding the theft of 600 computers that were being used to mine virtual currencies has escaped custody in Iceland, police say. Sindri Thor Stefansson escaped the low-security prison through a window and fled ...

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WWE legend Bruno Sammartino dead at 82

Bruno Sammartino, whose Hall of Fame WWE career earned him the nickname “The Living Legend,” has died at the age of 82, the WWE announced Wednesday morning. Sammartino passed away with his wife and two children by his side, according to Pittsburgh’s CBS-KDKA. He reportedly died peacefully ...

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Bat that pollinates tequila agave no longer endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is suggesting that the lesser long-nosed bat be removed from Endangered Species Act protections. The tiny mammal — responsible for pollinating agave plants — has reportedly recovered from near extinction. The lesser long-nosed bat was originally listed in 1988 when there were fewer ...

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Governors quit failing Devon free school Route 39

Image caption School staff were “bullied, ignored and humiliated” by inspectors, governors said All the governors of a free school in Devon have quit after it was taken over by another school. An damning Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy, near Bideford, inadequate in all areas and Launceston ...

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Student loans interest rate to rise in line with inflation

Image copyright Getty Images Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will face interest rates on their loans of up to 6.3%, following an increase in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation. The rise from 6.1% currently will take effect from September for students and graduates under the ...

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