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WSNC 90.5 FM broadcasts the weekly program "WSSU Futre Focus," hosted by Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood Robinson, Thursdays at 1 p.m. LISTEN @ www.wsncradio.org!

This week, Chancellor Robinson leads a discussion about what to expect at the 2019 CIAA Tournament.

Also, don't forget to cast your vote to help Miss Winston-Salem State University Christina Harris in her quest to become the next Miss CIAA.

Piedmont Opera Presents, "The Elixir of Love"

Feb 18, 2019
Piedmont Opera

Music is made possible by WSNC donors and Piedmont Opera, presenting The Elixir of Love, where romance conjured by a magic potion is no match for the real thing in Donizetti's comic romp. March 15th, 17th and 19th, at the Stevens Center.

$100,000 SECU Foundation grant will help students pursue internships

Feb 18, 2019
SECU Foundation

For the third consecutive year, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will partner with the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation to provide financial support for students to pursue internships.

WSSU highlighted as nation's top social mobility HBCU

Feb 18, 2019
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Technology provider CollegeNET is saluting Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) as the top-ranked HBCU for social mobility.

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President Trump is nominating Kelly Knight Craft as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If confirmed by the Senate, Craft, currently U.S. ambassador to Canada, will succeed Nikki Haley, who announced her departure last fall.

Microsoft workers are calling on the giant tech company to cancel its nearly $480 million U.S. Army contract, saying the deal has "crossed the line" into weapons development by Microsoft for the first time. They say the use of the company's HoloLens augmented reality technology under the contract "is designed to help people kill."

Seated in a Riverside County, Calif., courtroom on Friday, David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 50, pleaded guilty to 14 counts related to crimes against 12 of their children, in a case that captured worldwide attention for its levels of depravity.

Each parent pleaded guilty to one count of torture, four counts of false imprisonment, six counts of cruelty to an adult dependent and three counts of willful child cruelty, according to Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, is moving toward culling the numbers of the giant mammals by lifting a wildlife hunting ban, after a group of Cabinet ministers endorsed the move.

A Republican lawmaker said he plans to invite two women who have accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to share their stories before a General Assembly panel.

Del. Rob Bell made the announcement from the floor of the House of Delegates Friday. The hearing will take place in the House Courts of Justice Committee, which Bell chairs. A date was not set.

Fairfax, a Democrat and only the second African-American to be elected to the lieutenant governor post, has vehemently denied the allegations brought forth by Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson.

Updated at 11:23 p.m. ET

R&B star R. Kelly has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill.

Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks have twin sons, born four minutes apart. The U.S. State Department has maintained that one is a U.S. citizen and one is not.

The same-sex couple has been fighting the U.S. government in federal court for citizenship rights for their young child. On Thursday, a judge ruled that the child, Ethan, is indeed a U.S. citizen because his parents were married at the time of his birth, and therefore the State Department misapplied the law.

The movie The Wandering Earth has already grossed more than $600 million globally since it was released in theaters Feb. 5. If you haven't seen the sci-fi disaster epic yet, that might be because it was made in China.

The world's best breakdancers could compete for Olympic gold medals at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris, if the event's organizers succeed in getting the hip-hop dance style recognized as an Olympic sport.

As Paris organizers proposed adding breakdancing to the roster, the International Olympic Committee said the idea fits with its goal of making the Olympics "gender-balanced, more youth-focused and more urban."

The Trump administration has issued its final draft of a rule that makes sweeping changes to Title X, the federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income Americans.

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