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Tuition/Fee Increases Approved By MSU Board Of Governors Executive Committee For 2019/2020

Tuition and fees could go up next year at Missouri State University. MSU President Clif Smart said, though, that the five percent increase, approved Wednesday by the MSU Board of Governors Executive Committee, could be reduced or waived. According to Smart, they’ve requested an adjustment to the university’s state appropriation, which would allow them to consider waiving a portion of the increase or phasing it in over several years. A final decision on how much of that raise in tuition and...

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Tuition and fees could go up next year at Missouri State University.  MSU President Clif Smart said, though, that the five percent increase, approved Wednesday by the MSU Board of Governors Executive Committee, could be reduced or waived. 

According to Smart, they’ve requested an adjustment to the university’s state appropriation, which would allow them to consider waiving a portion of the increase or phasing it in over several years.

A final decision on how much of that raise in tuition and fees will actually be charged won’t be made until June.

Virginia Hall is one of the most important American spies most people have never heard of.

Her story is on display at the CIA Museum inside the spy agency headquarters in Langley, Va. — but this is off limits to the public.

"She was the most highly decorated female civilian during World War II," said
Janelle Neises, the museum's deputy director, who's providing a tour.

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Pennsylvania's soon-to-be official amphibian has more than its fair share of nicknames: snot otter, mud devil, Allegheny alligator, devil dog, lasagna lizard.

In short, it's not exactly a looker.

On April 20, 1999, as two students carried out the deadly shooting at Columbine High School, senior Heather Martin was barricaded in a choir office with 60 other students. It would be several hours before emergency responders found the room and were able to help the group get out.

"I only saw the aftermath," she said. "I didn't see anything as it was happening." But she was shocked to later find out that the perpetrators were two of her peers, including one she had grown up with.

In 2017, Susan learned that she carries a genetic mutation that may elevate her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer to 72 percent.

Under orders from the Trump administration, the U.S. Agency for International Development is preparing to lay off most of its Palestinian aid workers in its West Bank and Gaza mission, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.

It's the latest step toward shrinking a decades-long U.S. aid mission to build the capacity for a future Palestinian state. In response to NPR's request for comment, a USAID official emailed a statement saying that the agency has "begun to take steps to reduce our staffing footprint." He did not want his name used.

For the final months of 2020 census preparations to continue as planned, the Census Bureau says it is counting on the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the legal battle over the citizenship question by June. But a new appeal filed by plaintiffs in one of the Maryland lawsuits over the question could complicate that timeline.

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