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Scientists have used cells from fluid drawn during pregnancy to grow mini lungs and other organs

(Source: AP News) Scientists have created miniorgans from cells floating in the fluid that surrounds a fetus in the womb - an advance they believe could open up new areas of prenatal medicine. Miniorgans, or " organoids," are tiny simplified structures that can be used to test new medical treatments or study how the real organs they mimic work, whether they are healthy or diseased. Researchers from University College London and

Trillions of gallons leak from aging drinking water systems, further stressing shrinking US cities

PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) - Water bubbles up in streets, pooling in neighborhoods for weeks or months. Homes burn to the ground if firefighters can't draw enough water from hydrants. Utility crews struggle to fix broken pipes while water flows through shut-off valves that don't work. For generations, the water infrastructure beneath this southern Alabama city was corroding, cracking and failing - out of sight and seemingly out of mind -

Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously restored Donald Trump to 2024 presidential primary ballots, rejecting state attempts to ban the Republican former president over the Capitol riot. The justices ruled a day before the Super Tuesday primaries that states cannot invoke a post-Civil War constitutional provision to keep presidential candidates from appearing on ballots. That power resides with Congress, the court wrote in an unsigned opinion. Trump posted on his social

Trump Ignites Black Conservative Support at Gala in SC

  Jordan Meadows Staff Writer The Black Conservative Federation (BCF) Gala held in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday marked a significant gathering of some of the nation's most prominent Black conservatives. The event aimed to underscore former President Donald Trump's appeal to Black voters. Trump delivered the keynote address. The strategic timing of the event, one day before the South Carolina Republican primary, aimed to address a state with a

Smithfield Foods Donates $100,000

Smithfield, VA - Smithfield Foods has donated $100,000 to fund a mobile food retail market that will provide fresh food in food deserts throughout southeastern North Carolina. The donation to Ripe for Revival, a nonprofit founded to address food insecurity in North Carolina, was used to purchase a bus that has been transformed into a mobile food market. The bus will offer fresh, local, healthy food to the public, including

Statement From SAU Interim President Dr. Marcus H. Burgess

With unwavering confidence and determination, I address you today regarding Saint Augustine's University's response to SACSCOC's recent decision. I assure you that SAU will keep its doors open, and we have a clear plan to navigate the challenges ahead. Importantly, SAU will remain accredited throughout the arbitration and litigation processes. Our seniors will still graduate with a degree from an accredited institution, and our students will still receive college credit for

Texas School Legally Punished Black Student Over Hairstyle, Judge Says

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) - A Black high school student's monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, has not been in his regular Houston-area high school classes since Aug. 31 because the district, Barbers Hill, says the length of his hair violates its dress code.

HIV/AIDS Activist Hydeia Broadbent, Known For Her Inspirational Talks As A Child, Dies at 39

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hydeia Broadbent, the HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus she was born with, has died. She was 39. Broadbent's father announced on Facebook that she had died "after living with Aids since birth," but did not provide more details. The Clark County coroner's office said Broadbent died

Meet Mr. Reggie

By Jheri Hardaway Special To The Carolinian Reginald Alexander Thompson, the epitome of Aggie Pride, was affectionately known to the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University New City Alumni Association as Mr. Reggie. Mr. Reggie channeled the same affection he felt for North Carolina A&T State University to the New York City community, where he served as a beacon of light from his native state of Virginia, through the

South Carolina House approves Sunday liquor sales, potentially lifting another religious restriction

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina House has given key approval to a bill allowing liquor stores to stay open on Sundays for a few hours if their local governments allow it. Supporters said it is time to update antiquated, centuries-old rules based on religion that designated Sunday as a day of rest. They said it would help businesses - especially those frequented by tourists who spend well over