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Savings plans may soon cover more college expenses

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The rules governing 529 college savings plans may soon become more flexible.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would expand the benefits offered by the college savings plans to include coverage of expenses like computers and I...

Olbermann suspended over Penn State tweets

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ESPN has suspended anchor Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week over a Twitter spat that the anchor had with fans of Penn State University.

Early Monday, a Penn State supporter tweeted at Olbermann with the university's trademark slogan: "We A...

Arrests made in Wesleyan overdose cases


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Police have arrested four students from Wesleyan University in connection with a drug overdose over the weekend. They are to appear in court next week.

Ten students and two visitors were hospitalized Sunday from complications arising from the use of t...

Teacher of year fired over dirty diaper

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A teacher of the year award winner in St. Louis, Missouri, is being fired over a dirty diaper, Fox News reports, to the chagrin of parents of children in her classroom.

Historic U.S. battle brewing over AP standards

Conservatives challenge AP U.S. history standards

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This year, high school students taking Advanced Placement U.S. history in some parts of the country are getting a lesson in current affairs. And in partisanship.

College lifts ban on Iranian science students

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst has lifted a controversial ban barring Iranian students from graduate science and engineering programs.

The university faced heavy backlash after it announced February 12 that students from Iran couldn't enroll...

Carnegie Mellon accepts, rejects 800 students


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Carnegie Mellon University has one of the top computer science schools in the country.

State bill would make AP U.S. History history

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Some lawmakers in Oklahoma want to make Advanced Placement U.S. History history.

What's their beef? The course, which was redesigned by the College Board and implemented in high school classrooms last year, isn't quite pro-America enough.

"In essence...

Police: Elementary teacher was drunk in classroom

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Police said they were called to East Elementary School after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom.

Princeton receives record $300 million donation in rare books


Princeton University just received the largest gift in its 269-year history: $300 million worth of rare books and manuscripts, including the first printed editions of the Bible and the Declaration of Independence.

Harvard bans professor-undergrad sex


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If that car parked in Harvard Yard is a rockin', school officials may soon come a knockin', because hanky-panky between students and faculty at the elite university has officially been banned.

KSU president slashes own pay, keeps giving

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The story of his selfless act went viral, but for Raymond Burse it was simply second nature.

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Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk

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Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern at the center of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, will continue her reentry into public life with a TED talk in late March.

Hundreds of skeletons found under Paris store

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Workers digging underneath a Paris supermarket have made an unsettling discovery: as many as 200 skeletons.

Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub

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If you're truckin' to see the Grateful Dead this summer, bring your checkbook.

A three day pass for The Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" sold out reunion show in Chicago are being offered for as much as $116,000 on online ticket site, StubHub.

That pri...

Man's fliers lead to 118 'hook-ups'


A New York City man who posted fliers last August looking for love has revealed his method has produced hundreds of dates and 118 "hook-ups" so far, according to a report.

IHOP declares 'national pancake day'


Dig in: It's national pancake day. So says IHOP, which should know, considering it is the International House of Pancakes.

30 and older to pay more on Tinder Plus


Tinder launched its premium service on Tuesday and the dating application will cost users over the age of 30 twice as much.

Man captures weasel riding back of woodpecker

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A London man managed to capture a stunning photograph of a weasel riding atop a woodpecker in mid-flight.

Autistic man wins $2.5M after meds gave him 46DD breasts

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An autistic man has been awarded $2.5 million in a lawsuit against the makers of a medicine he used to treat his condition, which also caused him to grow 46DD breasts.

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