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Governor’s School may be up for elimination

N.C. Governor’s School, a six-week summer residential program for high school students that provides academic and fine arts classes at Salem College in Winston-Salem and Meredith College in Raleigh, might be axed by the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly after 46 years.



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Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell loses in Delaware

The Tea Party-endorsed Republican candidate for Senate in Delaware lost to Christopher Coons, The New York Times is reporting. The candidate was reported to be the mostly widely covered candidate in this year’s elections by the Pew Research Center earlier today. She will be best remembered for quotes such as


Obama talks to college journalists

President Barack Obama talked to 100 college journalists in a teleconference from his Oval office today. The Daily Tar Heel was one of the newspapers invited to dial in to the conference. Here are some of the main points from Obama’s 45-minute conference call: - The administration is trying to make college more affordable by changing the way federal loans are administered. - He is working with legislators to get the DREAM Act approved. - College students need to participate in this year’s elections at the same level they did in 2008. - The administration is going to work on making sure universities are putting their tuition increases in areas that need them the most. - Students can also now stay on their parent’s health insurance plan until they turn 26.


Big night for Tea Party candidates

Tonight’s primaries have so far proved to be another successful night for Tea Party candidates. In Delaware, Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell won the bid for the Senate seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden, and in New York, another Tea-Party-backed candidate Carl Paladino, defeated former Congressman Rick Lazio.