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White House rebuffs panel’s questions on emails, air travel

White House rebuffs panel’s questions on emails, air travel

Billy House, Bloomberg News (TNS)

October 17, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

WASHINGTON — The White House is rebuffing a House committee’s bipartisan request for detailed information about the Trump administration’s use of private email for government work and executive branch use of government and chartered aircraft. In two letters Monday from White House congressional lia...

New York Comic Con 2017

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

Horizon Staff Reporter John Renfrow was at this year's New York Comic Con. Check out his coverage in the presentation below. You can expand the presentation by clicking the arrows icon on the bottom right. ...

Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

Griffin Connolly, CQ-Roll Call (TNS)

October 16, 2017


Filed under Kentuckiana

WASHINGTON — Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she’s really just that special. We’ll probably never know for sure. No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled in an interview a visit from three blond-haired aliens who took her aboard their spacecra...

Michigan State researchers are on the cusp of developing a birth control for men

Michigan State researchers are on the cusp of developing a birth control for men

Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press (TNS)

October 15, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

Scientists at Michigan State University might have uncovered the key to developing an effective male birth control pill. In studying the causes of male fertility and infertility and using a new gene editing technology, researchers discovered that they can effectively block the gene that controls sperm produc...

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, a dwarf planet is found to have a ring

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, a dwarf planet is found to have a ring

Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

October 14, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

There may be more ringed objects in the outer solar system than anyone knew. This week, researchers revealed that the egg-shaped dwarf planet Haumea — one of four known diminutive planets that circle the sun from beyond the orbit of Neptune — is surrounded by a ring of material roughly 43 miles in...

Delicious treats to try at Harvest Homecoming

Delicious treats to try at Harvest Homecoming

Samuel Murphy, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Kentuckiana, News

Harvest Homecoming is a fall staple in Kentuckiana. When the fall attire comes out, the air gets a chill and the smell of delicious foods begin to float, you can usually find people heading toward downtown New albany to celebrate the annual event. The Harvest Homecoming booth days offer many delicious treats fr...

US withdraws from UNESCO, saying it’s biased against Israel

US withdraws from UNESCO, saying it’s biased against Israel

Nick Wadhams and Kambiz Foroohar

October 12, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — The Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the United Nations cultural organization, saying it’s biased against Israel and citing its decision to admit the Palestinian territories as a member state. The decision to quit the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cult...

Events at Churchill Downs

Connie Howlett, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Kentuckiana, Video

Anxiously waiting in their seats, the announcer says “they’re in the gate… annndddd they’re off.” As the horses get closer, the crowd gets louder, cheering for their horse. The crowd standing from their seats as their horses make the final stretch. This is Churchill Downs. Twilight Thursdays th...

Benefits of Multilingualism

Benefits of Multilingualism

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Education, News

Colleges across the United States require students to undertake a certain amount of credits toward a foreign language. Those who take a foreign language discover that acquiring the skills to speak a second – if not third – language give a new aspect on life and what it may bring. One of the to...

Out of the Darkness to Fight Suicide

Out of the Darkness to Fight Suicide

Chandler Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus

The Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, was held on IU Southeast’s campus at McCullough Plaza, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sep. 30. The event welcomed students and faculty as well as Chancellor Ray Wallace and the community...

“There’s a gift waiting for you at every street corner” – World famous photographer Peter Turnley speaks at IUS

“There’s a gift waiting for you at every street corner” – World famous photographer Peter Turnley speaks at IUS

Joshua Roy and Dustin Kiefer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, News

The sound of applause fades as Peter Turnley walks on stage. “Keep your eyes and heart open, there’s a gift waiting for you at every street corner,” said in his opening remarks. He presents a timeline of photos – from cafes in Paris to the Somali Famine, to trips to Cuba, ending in a bar...

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