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Poland's president discusses security with King of Jordan

Oct. 26, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — King Abdullah II of Jordan visited Poland on Tuesday for talks with President Andrzej Duda on security issues and further defense cooperation. The two leaders met at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. “Jordan is a valued...

College students design dating app that matches memes

Oct. 25, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — What’s scarier than the terrors of Halloween? For many people, it’s trying to find love on a dating app. Computer science students from South Dakota Mines have built a new dating app, Lafdr, that matches people based on their taste in memes....

Japanese, southern cultures blend in northeast Mississippi

Oct. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mieko Kikuchi remembers what it was like coming to the United States from Japan. Kikuchi, Renasant’s Japanese liaison and member of Japan-America Society of Mississippi’s board of directors, said she was an active member of her community when...

Professor: Dragonflies thrive at mine drainage cleanup sites

Oct. 23, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

LILLY, Pa. (AP) — With a swoosh of a net, a flick of the wrist and a little bit of luck, St. Francis University biology professor Lane Loya snagged another dragonfly from a reed during a recent trip into the field for his research. For the past decade, he’s been...

California teacher mimicking Native Americans stirs outrage

Oct. 21, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A school district in Southern California has placed a teacher on leave after a video posted on social media showed her wearing a fake Native American headdress and mimicking indigenous dances during a classroom lesson. The Riverside Unified...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Voters should pick Democrat Sharief in U.S. 20 primary to succeed Hastings Democratic Primary: Barbara Sharief The voters in Florida’s 20th congressional district can take solace in...

Florida submits plan for final $2.3 billion in school relief

Oct. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida submitted its plan to draw down its remaining $2.3 billion in federal school relief money late Wednesday, proposing to boost reading and math programs and help students who want to learn a trade. The plan also acknowledges the challenges of the pandemic,...

NASA's Nelson's: Astronauts no longer exclusive to white men

Oct. 01, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Being an astronaut is no longer an exclusive club of white men, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Friday while telling students that the first woman and first person of color will be landing on the moon soon. Nelson told a group of middle school...

Oklahoma student test scores down at end of pandemic year

Oct. 01, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma school students scored lower on standardized tests in 2021 following a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The department reported 22.1% scored proficient in math,...

Fisk University has new degrees in health science, business

Sep. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University is launching three new academic programs next fall, according to a news release from the historically Black university. A bachelor of science in kinesiology program will prepare students for careers in exercise science, health and...