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UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite Maher

Bill Maher

From Christopher DeHaan

The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.

Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

Taylor Swift at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Steve Marcus/Reuters

Taylor Swift bought a $20 million townhouse in Manhattan this year, and it seems like she really wants her new home town to like her. So the pop star has pledged to donate all the money she makes from her new song "Welcome to New York" to the city's school system.

History Channel to teach college history

Classroom, school, education, desks

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Many college kids spend hours watching The History Channel. Now, students at the University of Oklahoma will be able to get college credit for it.

Regulator calls out student loan industry

Student loan receipt

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put student loan servicers on notice this week with a report detailing industry practices it found suspect.

Student drains half-court shot to win $10,000

Student wins $10K

Bryan College Athletics

A soccer player who had never played basketball before sinks a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and a half-court shot to win $10,000.

Suit seeks minimum wage for student athletes

University of Arkansas football

Sean Gardner / Reuters

Should college athletes at least be paid the same minimum wage as the students who usher at their games or sell refreshments to fans?

China catches 2,440 high-tech exam cheats

Apple on top of school books

iStock / Liliboas

Full marks for ingenuity.

Some 2,440 Chinese students taking a national exam have been caught using high-tech cheating gear that wouldn't be out of place in a spy film.

According to state media, invigilators detected abnormal radio signals that were be...

Maryland to coaches: No bonus if athletes failing

High school football

SXC

Coaches at state universities in Maryland have a new financial incentive to make sure their players perform in the classroom as well as on the field

Kids successfully petition to extend trick-or-treat hours

Kids successfully petition to extend trick-or-treat hours

WJW

Big Creek Elementary students can be pretty persuasive. Last week, 53 first graders from the school in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, marched to city hall to ask Mayor Gary Starr to extend the hours for trick or treating this Halloween.

UNC report finds 18 years of rampant fraud

Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

ESPN.com

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

"These...

PhotoMath app solves equations for you

PhotoMath

Courtesy Microblink

Say it with us: Kids today have it sooooo easy. A new smartphone app will do their math homework for them, provided it's not too complicated.

Why Chicago is mandating coding education

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Reuters

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be prepared.

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Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Tim Cook at Apple event

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite Maher

Bill Maher

From Christopher DeHaan

The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.

Brittany Maynard: Waiting for 'right time' to die

Brittany Maynard

www.TheBrittanyFund.org

Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.

Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

Chris Christie shut up

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again flashed the pugnacious attitude that's made him a gladiator to some and a bully to others on Wednesday, telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

Jose Canseco accidentally shoots himself

Jose Canseco closeup in sunglasses

Mike Segar/Reuters

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in his left finger while cleaning a gun, police said.

Breakthrough in Amelia Earhart mystery?

Amelia Earhart

Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.

Student drains half-court shot to win $10,000

Student wins $10K

Bryan College Athletics

A soccer player who had never played basketball before sinks a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and a half-court shot to win $10,000.

Missing Broncos fan simply went for walk

Paul Kitterman missing Broncos fan

KUSA

A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.

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