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Global December 2017

Putin Makes Surprise Stop in Syria en Route to Cairo

Russian president Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop in Syria while en route to Cairo. Political opponents Doug Jones and Roy Moore show divergent views on what the Alabama Senate vote means. Interviews with more than two dozen women and girls bolster contention by the U.N. that Myanmar's military is using rape as a "calculated tool of terror."

Health Care January 2018

Partnership Provides Overdose-reversing Drug to 9 UW Higher Education Institutions

The overdose-reversing drug Narcan will be available for use by security officers at nine University of Wisconsin campuses. State Attorney General Brad Schimel was to announce a partnership with the pharmaceutical company Adapt Pharma Wednesday to supply a nasal spray version of Narcan. The campuses involved include Madison, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout and Superior.

Financing December 2017

Republican Higher Education Bill Clears First Hurdle

Republican legislation making its way through Congress goes after a number of key student loan subsidies and deductions, and critics say it could make college less affordable for millions of Americans. A rewrite of the nation's main law governing higher education that passed the House Committee on Education and the Workforce late Tuesday would eliminate subsidies for interest payments on federal student loans while the students are in college. The American Council of Education estimates the change would affect 6 million students. And new graduates would not be able to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, a program launched in 2007 with the aim of motivating students to take government and teaching jobs in remote rural areas.

Technology December 2017

The Latest: FCC Votes Down Obama-era 'Net Neutrality' Rules--Breaking News (Beyond Education)

The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday. The FCC's new rules could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet. The agency got rid of rules that barred companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from playing favorites with internet apps and sites.

Technology December 2017

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to End 'Net Neutrality'--Beyond Education

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the longtime principle that said all web traffic must be treated equally.

Health Care December 2017

WVU Researchers Receive $450K for Diabetes Management Program; Higher Education Faculty Members to Directly Participate in Program

West Virginia University says its researchers are getting $450,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study how lifestyle modification with support from health coaches helps people control their diabetes and high blood pressure. The team will develop a 12-week diabetes and hypertension self-management program in Morgantown and Charleston for adults with both Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Legal December 2017

Appeals Judges Dismissive of Both Sides in DACA Dispute --Beyond Education

Federal appeals judges in New York seem content to let the Supreme Court help define what the government must reveal about ending a program shielding young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday about whether the government must reveal more about how it reached its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The arguments are related to two civil cases in Brooklyn federal court that are seeking to force the government to turn over documents that may explain President Donald Trump's decision to end the program.