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Sunday May 1st, 2022 day edition

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The University of California system said this week that all in-state students who are members of federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes will have tuition and fees — about $14,000 each year — waived starting this fall.

Native American students make up less than 1 percent of the UC system’s total enrollment.

Native American students who are already enrolled should also qualify, as will graduate students, said Mishuana Goeman, a professor of gender and American Indian studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Goeman also serves as special adviser to the chancellor on Native American and Indigenous affairs.

The tuition and fee waivers, part of the UC Native American Opportunity plan, will expand student diversity and make UC campuses more affordable and accessible for the state’s Native American students, according to a letter from Michael V. Drake, the system president.

The university-system president said, according to Sarris, that he wanted all of the state’s Native students to go to UC campuses tuition-free.

Goeman said she hopes that the UC system’s efforts move the needle on enrollment and attainment of Native students. »

Woman avoids jail for voting dead mom’s ballot in Arizona

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A judge in Phoenix on Friday, April 29, 2022 sentenced Tracey Kay McKee, who now lives in California to two years' felony probation, fines and community service for voting her dead mother's ballot in the 2020 general election.

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix on Friday sentenced a woman o two years of felony probation, fines and community service for voting her dead mother’s ballot in Arizona in the 2020 general election.

“The only way to prevent voter fraud is to physically go in and punch a ballot,” McKee told the investigator. »

Fox News and Tucker Carlson use 'minute-by-minute' ratings that show their audience loves 'white nationalism' talking points, report says

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"Every second that goes on that network now gets scrutinized," a former Fox employee told The Times.

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Fox News and host Tucker Carlson look closely at minute-by-minute ratings that show there's an appetite among its audience for talking points embraced by white nationalists, according to a report published Saturday by The New York Times. »

Depleted Russian units that failed to take Kyiv are merging, says MoD

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“It has been forced to merge and redeploy depleted and disparate units from the failed advances in north-east Ukraine.

The statement added that Russian missiles also struck four ammunition and fuel depots.

Ukrainian prosecutors say they have pinpointed more than 8,000 war crimes carried out by Russian troops and are investigating 10 Russian soldiers for suspected atrocities in Bucha near Kyiv. »

Stardew Valley players won't stop making increasingly unhinged Grandpa death mods

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Suddenly the community is instead obsessed with giving Grandpa the most inglorious death possible.

As spotted by Gamesradar , one Stardew modder on the game's subreddit rounded up several new mods in the self-declared "dying grandpa renaissance".

There sure have been an influx of new Grandpa death scenes, but if I'm not sure renaissance is the artistic nomenclature I'd choose. »