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Racist SAE chant was taught at national event

SAE apology


The national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity changed its tune.

Just two weeks ago, the national office condemned a racist chant that resulted in the shutdown of the University of Oklahoma SAE chapter, saying, "The national fraternity does not...

Educator becomes Ebola responder

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Today, Katie Meyler might be meeting with Google executives or maybe giving a talk at the United Nations about girls' education, poverty or Ebola. But just a few months ago, she was on the front lines fighting the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

"I think a...

Only 40% from middle class who start college earn bachelor's degree

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Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight years.

The low graduation rate has big implications for young adults' ability to remain in the middle class, ...

What $100,000 in student debt feels like



Loads. Of. Debt.

That's the story of graduates today.

But $100,000? Or more. Any debt counselor will tell you that's insane.

It's a choke-hold on young people starting their lives -- It means putting off getting married, having children, and buying th...

Where you go to college usually doesn't matter

College lecture hall


During a conversation with a professor at an Ivy League college, a mother nudges her daughter to share how she's president of her school's "survivors-of-bulimia" group.

Bob Jones III sorry for anti-gay comments

Bob jones III


Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized.

California teachers are mad their pension fund still owns gun maker

Sandy Hook Bushmaster rifle

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The California teachers' pension fund still hasn't shaken off its investment in gun maker Bushmaster, more than two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

And now the teachers are mad. California teachers are planning a protest...

Helping school-age children 'see' their future

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Twenty-five percent of U.S. children ages 5-17 suffer from vision problems, according to the National Commission on Vision and Health.

Nonetheless, eight states still fail to require vision screenings at schools.

Penn State frat suspended over alleged nude pics

Penn State campus

A Pennsylvania State University fraternity has been suspended after allegedly posting on a private Facebook page compromising photos of women, including some who appeared to be asleep or passed out.

The suspension of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) fraternity ...

SAE members at OU facing death threats


Some of the 100 fraternity brothers of the now-disbanded Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma have received death threats after the release of a video in which a racist chant was heard, a lawyer for the chapter's board said Frida...

SAE: A textbook case of frats behaving badly?

OU frats

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The latest incident of frat brothers caught being racist comes with familiar criticisms and defenses: Bad apples or a bad barrel?

The University of Oklahoma came down hard on the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after a nine-second video clip of members...

Feds raid 'pay-to-stay' schools for Asians

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Three area residents were arrested and charged Wednesday for allegedly operating four Southern California schools for Korean and Chinese students who never attended classes and lived in other states on student visas in a "pay-to-stay" scheme.

The thre...

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'The Daily Show' replaces Jon Stewart with ...

Jon Stewart

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It looks like "The Daily Show" has a new host.

Loaded gun found in thrift store golf bag

Golf ball on rough


For one golfer, a seven iron wasn't enough protection for any potential run-in with wildlife on the course.

New home appliance serves up Jell-O shots

Jello shots

It isn't a party until the Jell-O shots start flowing.

Police: Suspect jumps in river, can't swim

Police lights file

A theft suspect jumped in a river near Portland, Oregon to avoid arrest, but he did not appear to be a very good swimmer and was caught hiding along the riverbank, according to police.

Riders climb down coaster after it stalls

Coney Island roller coaster


Riders on a New York roller coaster took the long way down Sunday after Coney Island's historic Cyclone got stuck in its track on opening day.

No one was injured in the mishap, which occurred about noon during the first run because of an "isolated mec...

Destiny's Child reunites onstage

Destiny's Child

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The three best-known members of 1990s R&B group Destiny's Child reunited onstage Saturday night in a surprise performance

Success threatens Shanghai's street food scene

Morocco street food vendor

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Any traveling foodie knows street food is the real deal, but Shanghai's may be gone soon.

Dog walks again ... on four artificial limbs

Dog with prosthetics doing fine


Here's a dog tale about a pooch with a literal "spring" in his steps.

Brutus, a 2-year old Rottweiler, is walking again thanks to modern technology and months of training. He's said to be only the second dog ever known to have four prosthetic limbs.

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