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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

Students in classroom

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'



On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

John Sperling

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website. He was 93.

10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Apple on top of school books

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Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study conducted by real estate site Trulia, which came up with a list of the top 10 metro areas with the highest private school enrollment.

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

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Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today.

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

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Here's something that will make returning to school less painful for some college students: Starbucks is launching food trucks.

Drunk students on display via 'pass-out page'

Arizona State University

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Dozens of pictures of Arizona State University students are showing up on the internet, showing them passed out from partying.

The awkward transition to middle school

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Studies have shown that the jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents

Athletes part of Notre Dame academics probe

University of Notre Dame

Several University of Notre Dame students, including four football players, are being investigated over academic fraud allegations, the university said.

Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick confirmed Friday that the football players are wid...

Mom: I'm 57 and I owe $152,000 in student loans

Money, $100

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Rosemary Anderson, 57, is on the hook for $152,000 in student loans she took out 20 years ago.

Teacher suspected of being drunk in class

Teacher accused of being drunk in class

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A 57-year-old teacher at a San Tan Valley, Arizona, high school was arrested on suspicion of being drunk while teaching a class Wednesday afternoon, a Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Hand sanitizer doesn't help in schools

Hand sanitizer


School children get low marks when it comes to spreading germs, often sharing bugs with their classmates.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, 2014 Oscars

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a representative for Jolie confirmed Thursday.

2 face charges after plane returns to Canada


Airborne for white, sandy beaches, turquoise Cuban waters and swaying palms, two women apparently broke out their duty-free booze on Wednesday and partied hearty in a passenger jet bathroom.

So terribly hearty, that they got Sunwing Flight 656 a milit...

Cops: Meth suspects threw toilet at imagined attackers

Meth suspects toss toilet

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Three people in Florida were so high on meth that police say they imagined their home was under attack, tossing a toilet and bathroom sink out the window.

The people who create their own 'countries'


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Scotland will next month decide in a referendum whether it wants to go it alone as an independent country and split away from the United Kingdom.

Twitter suspends fake @JPMorganCEO account

Jamie Dimon JPMorgan CEO

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Twitter is known for short-lived phenomena, and here's another one: a parody account for JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon only lasted about 24 hours before being suspended.

NRA tweet: Kids can 'have fun at the shooting range'

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Just two days after a 9-year-old Arizona girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor with an Uzi, a Twitter account linked to the National Rifle Association sent out a link promoting ways for kids to "have fun at the shooting range."

Peyton Manning fined $8,258 for taunting

Broncos Peyton Manning

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The NFL fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,258 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, reported Thursday.

Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Pit bull saves boy from bees


An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero for saving their son from a swarm of bees.

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