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Sep 18th

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Bomb suspect’s friendship leads to charges

BOSTON (AP) — Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend who'd become suspicious after seeing what looked like a familiar face being flashed on television.

Dias Kadyrbayev, a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, texted his college buddy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying he looked like one of the bombing suspects.

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State News

Jindal-backed voucher program grows

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly 8,000 students have been approved for state-funded tuition to private schools of their choice under the statewide voucher program that is going ...

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State News

Senators reject repeal of Science Education Act

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana law that allows public school science teachers to use supplemental materials in their classrooms will remain on the books, despite criticis...

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Local News

SB 204: Community College funds moving through channels

SB 204: Community College funds moving through channels

With 24 amendments tacked on to it, Sen. Robert Adley's bill 204 has passed from the Finance Committee back to the Senate floor where it was approved and awaits a third r...

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Local News

HB 160: COMPASS direction pending in House

HB 160: COMPASS direction pending in House

There may not be cause for celebration just yet for House Bill 160, which would make the COMPASS evaluation a pilot program for this year.

"There is no celebration yet, be...

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