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Lamar Institute of Technology will hold five orientation sessions for new students who plan to attend LIT in the fall. Each session will last an hour. There will be a separate orientation held at the same time for parents.

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Brad Burnett and Channa LeDoux

Channa LeDoux was well on her way to becoming a high school dropout in 2014. With poor grades, poor attendance and just plain poor, Channa had nothing going for her. Or so people thought.

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Nathan Stephens and Hannah Willis

In the early morning hours of Thursday, May 28, a suspected drunk driver plowed into the vehicle of 24-year-old Hannah Willis of Beaumont, killing the young woman.

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Engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver

Testing is underway on NASA’s next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.

The lander is called InSight, an abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. It is about the size of a car and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the interior structure of the Red Planet. Examining the planet's deep interior could reveal clues about how all rocky planets, including Earth, formed and evolved.

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