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10:11 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Hoosiers Have Strong, Opposite Reactions To Immigration Plan

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President Obama says he will not deport undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least five years and are parents of U.S. citizens.
Photo: White House President Barack Obama's announcement that the federal government will not deport up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants is receiving strong, but mixed reactions from Hoosiers. Using executive power, Obama said he is ordering immigration services not to deport unauthorized immigrants who have lived in the U.S.
10:10 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Kassig Was Adopted, Birth Family Breaks Silence

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Abdul-Rahman Kassig was adopted as a newborn, according to a statement from his adopted parents.
Photo: Courtesy of the Kassig Family Indianapolis native Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the most recent Westerner beheaded by ISIS militants, was adopted, his parents confirmed Thursday. "We proudly acknowledge that we adopted our son, Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, as a newborn.
10:05 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Suspended Players Return For IU Men’s Basketball Game

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The Hoosiers defeated Southern Methodist University last night.
Photo: Joe Hren Last night's game versus 22-ranked Southern Methodist University at Assembly Hall marked t he first time suspended players Troy Williams, Stan Robinson and Emmitt Holt were eligible to play again. Indiana won 74-68. Coach Tom Crean suspended the players earlier this month.
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7:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Seneca Falls Blues

Here’s a tale of a feminist mother’s fantasy gone off the rails.  Spoiler alert: I am that feminist mother.  And the fantasy was the plan to give a talk at an academic conference with my own college-aged daughter and a friend at one of the hallowed sites of herstory – Seneca Falls.   All good.  In theory.

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10:39 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Superintendents Meet With Obama On Classroom Tech

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Eight Indiana school superintendents will meet with President Obama to spotlight the ways they've incorporated technology into the classroom.
Eight Indiana superintendents are among 117 nationwide invited to a White House summit to compare notes on how they've used computers and other devices to make teaching more effective. Yorktown Superintendent Jennifer McCormick says her district is using software in areas from teaching kindergartners to read to advanced-placement chemistry.
10:37 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Indiana State Senator Sworn In From Afghanistan

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Twenty-five Indiana state senators were sworn at the legislature’s Organization Day, but one had a very different ceremony.
Photo: Brandon Smith State Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, was sworn in Tuesday morning from Afghanistan. Banks is an officer in the Naval Reserve. He received word earlier this year he'd be called up to service from September through April, meaning he'd miss the entire legislative session.
10:33 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Republican Indiana Legislators To Focus On Education In New Session

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Republican legislative leaders say education will be their top priority in the upcoming session.
Photo: NYC Department of Education When House Republicans unveiled their legislative agenda last month, increasing public education funding was near the top of the list. During his address at the swearing in ceremony for House members, Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, told lawmakers the GOP will support initiatives to ensure dollars are spent in the classroom.
10:29 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Indiana House Lawmakers Will Focus On Domestic Violence Prevention

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The House's efforts will include charitable donations, weekly education and awareness efforts and potential legislative action.
House lawmakers are putting a spotlight on domestic violence prevention this session. Each year, Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, chooses a cause that House members focus on throughout the session. This year, the focus is on the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Bosma says that will involve charitable donations, weekly education and awareness efforts and potential legislative action.
10:27 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Health Care Enrollment Experience Off To Good But Slow Start

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Health care navigators in Indiana say they have had a relatively good experience signing people up for insurance.
Photo: Bill Shaw/Indiana Public Media News Three days after open enrollment began on the federal health exchange, health care navigators in Indiana say they have had a relatively good experience signing people up for insurance. They also say relatively few people are are seeking help to enroll.
10:23 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Sunday Alcohol Sales

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The Chamber of Commerce says it will push for Sunday alcohol sales during the upcoming legislative session.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is backing Sunday alcohol sales, which are currently banned in Indiana. The Chamber made the announcement today as part of its legislative agenda for 2015. Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar says though it's not a top priority, promoting Sunday sales will be one of the efforts it pushes when the legislature convenes in January.

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