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Olbermann suspended over Penn State tweets

Keith Olbermann

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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

Raymond Burse (2)

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

Dartmouth launches #BlackLivesMatter course

Protesters #BlackLivesMatter


#BlackLivesMatter has been a hashtag, a mantra, a movement and now it's a college course.

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#TheDress goes viral: Sales soar 347%



A social media frenzy about the color of a dress is bringing fame and fortune for one small British fashion company.

Company makes bullet proof hats


A company is offering a new invention to protect law enforcement officials and security workers: bullet proof baseball caps.

Officer says he was poisoned at McDonald's


An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was taken to the hospital after reportedly drinking cleaning solution from a drink he ordered at McDonald's.

The 'memristor': A new era for electronics?


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In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.

His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra com...

'The Dress' becomes huge BuzzFeed traffic driver

The dress

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There are debates on the Internet... and then there was "The Dress."

If you were online on Thursday night, you know what happened: social media services were overrun with comments about the colors of a woman's dress. Some people saw black and blue; ot...

1,000-year-old mummified monk found in statue

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A golden statue of a sitting Buddha, smuggled from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands, revealed an extraordinary secret -- a 1,000-year-old mummified monk.

Researchers discovered the mummy, encased in a cavity in the statue when a privat...

Cable news, social media go all in on #LlamaWatch

Llamas on the loose

Social media and cable news were captivated Thursday afternoon when two escaped llamas ran free through Sun City, Arizona.

Llamas go free, Twitter goes wild

Lasso that llama

Picture a mix of your favorite movie car chase and a trip to the zoo.

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