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Microsoft lost a lot of women this year. Here's why

Business News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:44am
Massive layoffs over the past year hit Microsoft particularly hard in one of its sorest spots: women.

Bezos tweets! Twitter feud with Warren Buffett next?

Business News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:34am
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Janet Yellen just told off Ralph Nader

Business News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:25am
Janet Yellen just told Ralph Nader to back off.

Jeff Bezos' rocket lands safely after space flight

Business News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:12am
Jeff Bezos' rocket ship achieved a breakthrough Monday by traveling 329,839 feet into outer space and then landing upright upon its return to earth.

Adele's '25' breaks single week sales record

Business News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:00am
Adele is breaking hearts and records.

MSU announces first James Patterson Teacher Education Scholars

MSU News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:51am

Contact: Paige Watson

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Eight freshmen from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee make up the first class of James Patterson Teacher Education Scholars at Mississippi State.

All majoring in elementary education at the university, they are receiving $6,000 academic awards made possible by a gift earlier this year from New York Times bestselling author and his wife.

The inaugural Patterson Scholars include Hannah Duke of Birmingham, Alabama; Amanda R. Hayes of Madison, Alabama; Brooke D. Leggett of Centerville, Alabama; Caitlin N. McFarland of Franklin, Tennessee; Jodie L. Newsom of Laurel; Mary Hannah Swan of Madison; Caroline G. Thomas of Cumming, Georgia; and Abigail K. Yann of Franklin, Tennessee.

“This very generous gift for teacher education scholarships exemplifies the values and commitment of James Patterson and his wife, Susan Solie Patterson, to quality education,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “The Pattersons have become a tremendous force for good in higher education, and we are very pleased to have Mississippi State affiliated with the work of their foundation.”

James Patterson is best-known for the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Michael Bennett crime novels series, as well as several popular book series for young adults. In addition to holding the Guinness record for most No. 1 New York Times bestsellers of any author, he was the first to achieve 10 million ebook sales.

To be honored with a Patterson Scholarship, students applying must have demonstrated that they “understand the importance of promoting literacy and have the motivation and intent to instill in their students an enduring and lasting love of reading,” according to the selection criteria.  

The MSU awards also are limited to full-time, first-time freshmen and graduate students in the College of Education. Additionally, those eligible must be elementary and secondary education majors with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (based on a 4.0 scale) and an expressed interest in English language arts.

The scholarships are awarded without regard to age, gender, race, creed, religion, national origin, physical handicap or other protected class.

For information about this and other MSU College of Education scholastic awards, visit

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at

Review: 'Creed' is a solid hit

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:50am

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What Europe needs to solve the refugee crisis

CNN World - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:46am
Hours after the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the blame game began. Populist, conservative and Eurosceptic parties and movements across Europe pointed fingers at the refugees. They argued that the uncontrolled influx of so many refugees fleeing the wars in Syria and Iraq creates opportunity for ISIS followers to enter Europe.

Categories: International News

5 things you need to know about Russian jet shot down by Turkey

CNN World - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:44am
One of the world's most complicated geopolitical crises became even more tangled Tuesday when a Russian jet was downed by Turkey in Syria's Bayirbucak area, near the Turkish border. Here's what we know so far:

Categories: International News

U.S. economy grew at a better pace than expected

Business News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:32am
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Racism without racists?

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:26am
A new CNN and KFF poll reveals 49% of Americans think racism is a big problem. Research shows we all see the world through a racially biased lens.

Categories: National News

El Faro's captain lived and died with the sea

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:58am
His career began and ended at sea.

Categories: National News

Spiders cause a North Memphis freakout

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:58am
If you're scared of spiders, one's enough. Two? That's cause for a squishing party. Thousands? Millions? Time to really freak out.

Categories: National News

Security vs. liberty a false choice

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:43am
The Paris attacks were tragic, but we should take a deep breath before making hasty policy decisions and changing our surveillance laws.

Categories: National News

ISIS threat: How to keep U.S. safe

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:43am
It is clear we must be more aggressive in taking action to screen all those who enter the U.S., writes Sen. Dan Coats.

Categories: National News

11 things you'll fight over this Thanksgiving

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:41am
As we all know, Thanksgiving isn't always the harmonious holiday it's sometimes made out to be.

Categories: National News

Help! How to lower Thanksgiving stress

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:40am
Writing a story about Thanksgiving stress is ironic, because I don't personally feel stressed at all as the holiday fast approaches. I keep waiting for the stress to hit me like a sledgehammer, especially since we are hosting for the first time in more than five years and my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, whom I adore, keep asking if I'm sure I really want to host.

Categories: National News

'Dancing With the Stars' finale: Bindi Irwin's tearful tribute to dad

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:39am
"Dancing With the Stars" contestant Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her famous father before, but on Monday night's finale, she had the audience in tears.

Categories: National News

State Department issues worldwide travel alert

CNN - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:37am
The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans amid concerns that terror groups and individuals plan more attacks after the Paris massacres.

Categories: National News
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