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'Date rape' drug allegations investigated

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A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put "date rape" drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.

Police started investigating after three w...

School officials liable in alleged rape?

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It's an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher's aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student.

"It has essentially devastated her life," attor...

Clemson students challenge sex survey

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Clemson University suspended a mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives and drinking habits following backlash from the school community.

The South Carolina public university started using the third-party online co...

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

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The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

Teen told to change 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt

Virginity Rocks shirt


Does the word "virginity" evoke discussions of sexuality or religious belief? That's the question residents in Fayetteville, Arkansas, are asking after a junior high student was asked by school administrators to change out of a T-shirt that read "Virginity Rocks" last week.

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group's Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished ...

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

Online education clicks with African students

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Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.

Student debt over $50K is on the rise

Janessa Robinson

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Janessa Robinson will soon join the "mega loan club" of college graduates with over $50,000 in student debt.

Student fights school's ChapStick ban

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An 11-year-old student who was denied ChapStick has decided to fight the school to lift the ban.

Student loan debt surges for senior citizens

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When they should be worrying about affording retirement, a growing number of senior citizens are drowning in student loan debt instead.

Co-workers donate 154 sick days to teacher with cancer

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Teachers at an elementary school in California are showing their compassion, donating 154 sick days to a colleague with cancer.

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Calif. attorney facing suspension for fake celeb photos

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A California lawyer is facing license suspension for alleged deceptive advertising by photoshopping herself into cozy pictures with politicians and celebrities on her official website.

Joan Rivers' Facebook page plugs iPhone 6

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Something tells us Joan Rivers would laugh about this.

On Friday, the famed comedian, who died September 4 at age 81, appeared to post to her Facebook account, praising the new iPhone 6 and announcing her plans to buy one.

"This badass is being replace...

Donations to Obie the dachshund investigated

Obie the dachshund


He may be Portland, Oregon's, favorite dog, but his owner is facing another battle. Obie quickly became a viral sensation after the dachshund -- once topping out at 77 pounds -- underwent an incredible weight-loss journey, and donations poured in from people wanting to help with his expenses.

Russian brewer buys Pabst Blue Ribbon

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A Russian brewer is taking over American icon Pabst Blue Ribbon.

First iPhone 6 buyer in Australia drops it on live TV

Buyer drops iPhone 6


Homer Simpson would give this a double "Doh!"

Man repeatedly calls 911 because he is 'lonely'

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A man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report false emergencies simply because he was lonely.

Dog suffers burns while saving family from fire



A family made it out of their burning home because of their dog.

Walmart Mexico investigated for in-store cockfight

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Walmart Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, is under investigation after shoppers complained that a store hosted a cockfight to promote a soda company.

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