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PM News Break 11/15/21

By: Ethan Bumgarner

In local news, The Watauga Democrat reports that high school graduates from the years 2020 and 2021 are now eligible for free community college beginning the spring semester of 2022 at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, through the Longleaf Commitment Grant. The grant launched in June to help 2021 high school graduates from low and middle- income families to attend community college. The grant was extended to include 2020 graduates. The grant will cover fees and tuition towards a degree or to earn transfer credit.

In national news, President Biden announced on Monday steps to improve the safety and justice for Native Americans during the first tribal nations summit since 2016. Leaders from more than 570 tribes in the U.S. are expected to join the two-day event, with nearly three dozen addressing the gathering. The summit is being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the Alaskan Natives and Native Americans at disproportionate rates. According to The Associated Press.

In world news, British police arrested three men under terrorism laws on Sunday after a car exploded outside a Liverpool hospital, killing one and injuring another. Counter-terrorism police said the three men, whose ages ranged from 21 to 29 were detained in the Kensington area of the northwest England city under the Terrorism Act. According to The Associated Press.

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