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Docs to Columbia U.: We want Dr. Oz out

Dr. Oz

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Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work, and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.

In a wr...

Testing problems with Common Core jeopardize funds

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Common Core testing problems in Nevada, North Dakota and Montana could jeopardize their federal funding.

Atlanta educators say they're innocent

8 test scandal educators maintain innocence


Educators sentenced to prison in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal proclaimed their innocence Friday. Eight administrators and teachers were given prison terms ranging from one to seven years Tuesday.

US fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million


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The for-profit Corinthian College network has been fined $30 million by the Department of Education for overstating job placement rates for graduates.

The department found that the Corinthian-owned Heald College, based in San Francisco, misrepresente...

College enrollment rate surges for black HS grads

Cypress Bay High School graduation June 4, 2012

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The percentage of black high school graduates enrolled in college jumped last year, exceeding that of both white and Hispanics, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Atlanta educators sentenced in test-score scandal

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There was nothing routine about a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Atlanta that wrote the final legal chapter of one of the most massive school cheating scandals in the country.

Educators were convicted April 1 of racketeering and other lesser crimes re...

Graphic novels, diversity highlight 2014's most challenged books

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Books featuring Native Americans, on-the-run alien lovers, gay penguins and middle school theater geeks top the American Library Association's 2014 list of most challenged books.

NASA astronomer names asteroid after Malala

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Malala Yousafzai's stellar career has included a Nobel Peace Prize. Last week, she made it into outer space when a NASA astrophysicist named an asteroid after the teenage education activist from Pakistan.

At this high school, the schedule is flexible


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Most days, 16-year-old Jason Zobott walks into Huntley High School in suburban Chicago around 7:30 a.m. like any high schooler might. It's what he does the rest of the day that's not so typical.

Google exec bring clarity to job hunting


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Google is consistently rated the best place to work. So you need a degree from Harvard to get in the door, right?

Not really, according to Laszlo Bock, Google's Head of People Operations.

When the company was small, Google cared a lot about getting ki...

Jon Stewart on Rolling Stone: They should be fired

Jon Stewart signs off

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The editors and reporter responsible for the scandal at Rolling Stone may have kept their jobs, but they can't escape the wrath of Jon Stewart.

"If nobody else has the guts to do it, I'll fire them," Stewart said on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night. "...

Starbucks to give workers a full ride for college


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Want to get a college degree for free? Try getting a job at Starbucks.

Starbucks said Monday it will offer employees full tuition at Arizona State University's online program, giving them the chance to earn a bachelor's degree for free.

The coffee ch...

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Australian PM downs beer in 7 seconds

Australian prime minister cheered while quenching thirst

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of beer in seven seconds amid raucous cheers from onlookers.

Cops: Boston 'tree ninja' caught

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Police in Boston believe they have apprehended a man who has been chopping down newly planted trees in the city's Brighton neighborhood.

Gorilla cracks window, sends family running

Male silverback gorilla

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A family trip to a Nebraska zoo turned terrifying for one family after the gorilla they were looking at leaped toward the exhibit window, cracking it.

Kevin Cave caught the incident on video that he posted on his Reddit page. It has already been view...

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Veterinarian says she killed feral cat with arrow

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Hey, look what I did. That small boast on social media can trigger a whirlwind that spins into real-life grief, as Texas veterinarian Kristsen Lindsey found out after allegedly shooting a cat with an arrow.

Reports: Sofia Vergara sued over frozen embryos

Sofia Vergara at 2014 Golden Globes

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One of the hottest and most successful Latinas in Hollywood, Sofia Vergara is playing defense in a legal battle initiated by her ex-fiance: He wants to keep the two frozen embryos from their relationship.

Spacecraft to make death dive into Mercury

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The NASA spacecraft MESSENGER (an acronym for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) is about to crash onto Mercury.

Feral cats driving Australia's native mammals to extinction


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Australia's public enemy No. 1 is -- the feral cat?

Instagram details when nudity is OK

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Instagram is easing up on its no-nipple policy, but insists it will still scrub kiddie bathtub pictures from the site.

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