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AWC President Favors Expanded University Partnerships Over Four-Year Degree Option

College enrollment is down nationwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As vaccines are administered and virus numbers improve, Arizona Western College, the community college that serves Yuma and La Paz Counties, is looking to reconnect lost students and expand access to higher education in the region. AWC President, Dr. Daniel Corr, talks about a new partnership with the state's three public universities and a push by state lawmakers to allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees.

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Dozens of students abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria last week have been rescued, the state government announced Saturday.

Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state said that 38 abductees, including several staff members, were rescued around 4 a.m. Bello met with the victims, all of whom were present at a press conference Saturday afternoon, except for one who was being treated at a local hospital for exhaustion.

A third COVID-19 vaccine is on the way, and this one requires only one shot for immunization.

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson's vaccine for emergency use Saturday, a day after a panel of advisers to the agency voted unanimously (22-0) in its favor.

On Tuesday, ABC is launching a six-part series, Soul of a Nation. It's the first time a major broadcast network is dedicating a primetime news magazine to Black life.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Maria Cardona and David Sirota about the divide in the party over how to pursue a federal minimum wage increase.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with writer James Bennett II, whose latest piece in Eater explores the deep history of Black brewers in America.

A winter rainstorm has again washed out a section of California's coastal Highway 1. The stunningly beautiful drive has a history of closures that affect both residents and tourists.

Calling it an "exceptional discovery," researchers at Pompeii have announced the uncovering of an intact ceremonial chariot from a villa near the famous archaeological site.

The announcement Saturday called the chariot "an extraordinary find" which "has no parallel in Italy thus far."

Swati Mohan was the Guidance and Controls Operations Lead on the NASA Mars 2020 Mission, which successfully landed the newest Mars Rover, Perseverance, on February 18. We've invited Mohan to play a game called "Mars is too fars." Three questions about planets here on Earth: Planet Fitness, Planet Hollywood and "Lonely Planet" travel guides.

Click the audio link above to find out how she does.


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