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Police block intersection near campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu  Patrol cars from counties and cities across South Georgia lined the corner of Oak Street and Baytree Road at 8:00 last night for a sobriety checkpoint as part of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s 18th Annual Hands Across the Border.  Georgia officers teamed up with its five bordering states for a six-day highway safety ...

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Student Success Center goes online

 Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu  The Student Success Center is now providing students with a new online service called AskOnline. Along with the original Student Success Center, tutors are available to help but with AskOnline,tutors are now available 24/7. Some students favor the original Success Center because of the one-one feel of tutoring.  Not all students learn the same and ...

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Clinton beats Obama in Pennsylvania

By Steven Thomma McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) WASHINGTON _ Hillary Clinton won a hard-fought Pennsylvania primary Tuesday, beating rival Barack Obama in a scrappy victory that she hopes will keep her underdog campaign alive to fight another day. The New York senator was carried to victory by whites, women, the working class and the elderly _ the third time she’s been ...

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GOP will release ad attacking Obama despite McCain’s reservations

By David Ingram McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) RALEIGH, N.C. _ The N.C. Republican Party says it will not back away from a planned TV ad that uses footage of Barack Obama’s controversial former minister, despite objections from the expected GOP presidential nominee, John McCain. The ad, released Wednesday on the Internet, tries to link the minister to two Democratic candidates for ...

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Former bishop wins presidential election in Paraguay

By Jack Chang McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) ASUNCION, Paraguay _ A former Roman Catholic Church bishop scored an historic win Sunday in this impoverished country’s presidential election, ending the 61-year reign of the world’s longest ruling party. Thousands of people celebrate the historic win of presidential candidate Fernando Lugo in Asuncion, Paraguay, Sunday, April 20, 2008. The victory ended 61 years ...

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Al-Maliki calls on neighbors to forgive Iraq’s debts

By Raviya H. Ismail McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) BAGHDAD _ Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki criticized neighboring countries Tuesday as not doing enough to help Iraq root out militancy and pledged to continue his campaign against rogue Shiite Muslim militias.

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Pakistan seeks peace deal with Islamic militants

By Saeed Shah McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ Pakistan’s new government is negotiating a peace deal with militants in the Taliban-controlled Waziristan region, the rugged mountainous area that’s thought to be Osama bin Laden’s refuge.

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Protesters to highlight gun laws on Virginia Tech anniversary

By Eric Ferreri McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) RALEIGH, N.C. _ In groups of 32, protestors around the nation will lie on the ground for three minutes Wednesday, an attempt to bring light to gun laws they say are too lax. This will occur at least 80 times in 33 states, and the choice of the day _ one year after a ...

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