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News Briefs: Monmouth College provides free tax help

Monmouth College continues to provide free tax filing

MONMOUTH, ILL. – For the 16th year in a row, Monmouth College is providing free computerized tax preparation and e-filing for both federal and state taxes to anyone interested. The service is available at the Center of Science and Business in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The program aims to provide a service and education to the public, as well as education for students on the process. The sessions are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through the term. (Source: Galesburg-Register Mail)

10 states push for gun allowance on college campuses to fight sexual assault

UNITED STATES – Gun rights advocates are pushing to allow firearms on campuses and argue that arming students will help to fight sexual assault. Lawmakers in 10 states are proposing bills that would push forward campus-carry laws, which would allow students to arm themselves. They are hoping that the national spotlight on sexual assault will help them win passage of these measures. Bills that would allow guns on campus have been introduced in Florida, Nevada, South Carolina, Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming. Opponents have stated that universities should remain gun-free in order to protect college students from gun risks that exist elsewhere and have said that college students, with high rates of binge drinking, would be especially prone to gun accidents. (Source: New York Times)

More than 10,000 Afghans dead or injured last year

KABUL – The United Nations announced Wednesday that over 10,000 Afghan civilians caught in conflict died or were injured in 2014, the largest number since the United Nations started keeping records in the country. The record-keeping began in 2009. For the first time, face-to-face engagements killed or injured more people than roadside bombs, suicide attacks or any other tactic. Casualties among women and children were also at their highest point. (Source: Washington Post)

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