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Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Obama in Oval Office

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

Asia grads searching for Google jobs

Sign at Google campus

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Asia's top students are hoping to hook up with Western firms such as Google, Apple and Deloitte when they enter the workforce, according to a survey of business and engineering majors.

John Wayne's family, university 'Duke' it out

John Wayne in True Grit

Paramount Pictures

John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.

Want to study pot? There's a school for that

Medical marijuana 101


A new school is launching this fall that will teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about pot.

Harvard evacuates some buildings amid threat


Harvard University said it has reopened several buildings after receiving a bomb threat.

Several buildings were evacuated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday after a caller claimed he was armed and had placed bombs around the school.

About three hours later, the ...

Charges dropped in UNC 'paper classes' case

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The only criminal charge to come out of the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina has been dropped.

Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall announced on Thursday that ex-professor Julius Nyang'oro would no longer be facing a f...

Lawsuit takes on New York teacher tenure


An education advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against New York City and state education officials challenging teacher-tenure laws, on the heels of a watershed case in which a California judge ruled that state's tenure laws unconstitutional.

Student who mocked white males resigns post

The Lawrenceville School

Money, prestige and race are front and center in an ongoing controversy surrounding one of the most expensive prep schools in the country and its former student-body president.

Maya Peterson was the first black female student president of The Lawrenc...

Chinese students found cheating to get into US colleges

College lecture hall


The application essay from a student in China sounded much like thousands of others sent each year to the University of Washington at Seattle. "'I did this," admissions officer Kim Lovaas remembers the essay saying, and, "'I did that.'" Then she came to a phrase that stopped her short: "Insert girl's name here."

NCAA reopens 'paper class' investigation

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Courtesy of National Collegiate Athletic Association

After months of questions and pressure from whistle-blowers, academic reform groups, the public and members of Congress, the NCAA has decided to reopen its investigation into The University of North Carolina over its so-called paper class scandal.

DA may drop charges in UNC fake classes case

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The sole set of criminal charges to come from the fake classes scandal at the University of North Carolina might soon be dropped.

Fewer parents helping to pay for college

Graduation caps


Though parents still agree that a college degree is extremely important, fewer are planning to shell out their own money to help their kids attain one.

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Casey Kasem's remains flown to Canada

Casey Kasem


Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.

Kasem's corpse was taken from a Washington state funeral home last week before the radio icon's daughter could enforce a court order against it bei...

Tree dedicated to Beatle killed by beetles


Steve Mathieson

A tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison, whose solo career included the hit "What is Life," has met a grisly end to its life from the jaws of voracious bark beetles.

Mayor dies after wasp attack

Wasp on flower

REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.

Lucie Roussel, the mayor of La Prairie, was 51, according to a release issued by the city. Roussel had served as mayor s...

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Sarah Palin

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going 10-19 mph over the speed limit.

Costa Concordia to sail this week

Costa Concordia, refloat operation

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship is about to make its final voyage.

Cops to Justin Bieber: Tone down the parties

Justin Bieber, March 2014

REUTERS/Miami Beach Police Dept./Handout via Reuters

Beverly Hills police want Justin Bieber to "take the bull by the horns" and tone down his house parties.

It's 'peanut butter jelly time.' PBJ costs fall

Peanut butter jelly sandwich, PBJ


It's peanut butter jelly time.

Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Verizon Wireless

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Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.

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