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A Kentucky school board has approved a property tax increase to fund a $13.5 million initiative to help prevent school shootings.

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Social media has transformed in the last twenty years from a personal networking platform to an extension of many businesses, ranging from small companies to international corporations. As more professional institutions incorporate social media in their business strategies, the question of how to regulate social media usage becomes increasingly important. MSU professor, Dr. Kevin Qualls, visits Sounds Good to discuss his new course over this trend, "Media Law Essentials for Business Leaders."

Rachael McRae, a fifth-grade teacher in central Illinois, was sitting on the couch the other day with her 4-month-old when she saw the email.

"He was having a fussy day," she says, "so I was bouncing him in one arm, and started going through my emails on my phone, just to feel like I was getting something done." In her spam folder, she found an email from an organization called My Pay, My Say, urging her to drop her union membership.

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Secret Service releases guide to prevent school shootings

Build a team of people to monitor the school and its students. Define unacceptable and concerning behaviors. Have a hub where people can report suspicious activity. Determine when the police should be involved.

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SIU Trustees will meet in special session Monday to vote on a separation agreement for System President Randy Dunn.

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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has named a new chancellor. Dr. Kristin Williams begins August 16. She is currently president of Henderson Community College.

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Southern Illinois University's president has received a vote of no confidence from the faculty senate at the school's Carbondale campus.

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Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter has resigned from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

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 The parents of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, two 15-year-olds killed in the Marshall County High School shooting in January, testified to a group of lawmakers Monday, urging them to make schools safer before students return to the classroom this fall.

Huang Yimeng was disoriented when she learned that her U.S. visa was denied last November. It meant the recent University of Virginia graduate wouldn't be returning to the U.S. to start the job she was offered at McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm.

She was in Shanghai when she got the news, having bought a return ticket and leaving most of her belongings in her apartment in the U.S.

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