Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama administration's efforts to take unhealthy foods out of schools.


Officers in pepper spray incident placed on leave

A California university placed two of its police officers on administrative leave Sunday because of their involvement in the pepper spraying of passively sitting protesters, while the school's chancellor accelerated an investigation into the incident amid calls for her resignation.


Occupy protesters march on NYC financial district

NEW YORK — Hundreds of Occupy demonstrators marched through New York's financial district Thursday in an attempt to block traders from reaching the New York Stock Exchange, promising a national day of action with mass gatherings in other cities.


VIDEO: Recycling Day

Student organizations including the Ball State Eco-Reps, SGA, the Ball State Energy Action Team and Ball State Dining were at the Atrium today promoting "America Recycles Day".


Judge rules against Occupy Wall Street encampment

NEW YORK — A New York judge has upheld the city's dismantling of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, saying that the protesters' first amendment rights don't entitle them to camp out indefinitely in the plaza.


Indiana teen who strangled brother seeks sentence cut

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana teenager who strangled his 10-year-old brother and admired a fictional serial killer should not have been sentenced to life in prison without parole because he was mentally ill, his attorney argued in appealing for a lighter sentence.


Candidates' defeat, cheer felt by students

Ball State student political organizations joined Democratic and Republican Party meetings on the evening of elections to root for their candidates and watch as the results came in.


Public relations expert to visit campus

The man who is known for molding Ball State's nationally recognized and newly accredited public relations program will be returning to the university tonight.


NAACP says new voter identification laws discriminate

NEW YORK — The NAACP is joining with minority and labor groups for a series of protests around the country meant to move discussion of voter-identification laws out of policy circles and onto street corners.

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