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Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

Users give in to Facebook fatigue

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

Obama proposes scaling back benefits of 529 college savings plans

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The most compelling reason to save for college in a 529 plan is the tax savings.

You can put away $14,000 each year for a child, pay no tax on the money while it's growing, and no tax when you withdraw it to pay for education costs.

Obama wants to cut questions from FAFSA


President Obama wants to make the FAFSA easier.

Students are required to complete a FAFSA form -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- in order to get aid from the federal and local governments.

Funding can include loans as well as money tha...

Six ways to get free money for college

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President Barack Obama wants to make community college free -- but don't hold your breath.

How to talk to kids about racism

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It was one of a thousand little conversations that fill each day in a third-grade classroom.

2 frats: UVA forced us to sign party rules

UVA fraternity at center of Rolling Stone article

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Two University of Virginia fraternities that threatened they would not sign a new safety agreement with the school have now "reluctantly" signed under pressure, each organization said.

Signing the new agreement means they will abide by new rules the u...

Duke reverses OK of Muslim call to prayer

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Duke University officials on Friday cited security concerns as part of the reason for the school's reversal of its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer to sound from a campus chapel bell tower.

Neither the Durham, North Carolina, school nor the ...

Two UVA fraternities won't sign new rules

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Two fraternities at the University of Virginia say they won't sign an agreement dictating new safety procedures after a student's claim of being gang raped.

The policy calls for fraternities to have security at doors, guard their stairs, have keys to ...

UVA reinstates frat after rape claim unproven

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Months after a troublesome Rolling Stone article detailed rape claims on campus, the University of Virginia has reinstated its chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

The decision came after Charlottesville police told UVA "that their investigation ...

Ex-band member sentenced in FAMU hazing death

Hazing death FAMU Dante Martin

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A former Florida A&M University band member has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for organizing the hazing that killed drum major Robert Champion Jr.

Dante Martin, 27, was one of 15 people charged in the 2011 hazing incident. Prosecuto...

7 Georgia judges say they can't be fair in lawsuit

Lawsuit stems from 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson

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All seven judges in Georgia's Southern Judicial Circuit recused themselves from a lawsuit filed by the parents of Kendrick Johnson against the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and a second action, filed by CNN.

Does free community college work?

Tennessee leads way in offering free community college

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When it comes to free education, Tennessee leads the way. "Tennessee Promise" will welcome its first class of students this fall, but many have already benefited from free community college thanks to tnAchieves.

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'Intellectually disabled' man to be executed

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Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill is set to be executed in Georgia on Tuesday night, despite pleas from human rights groups and legal representatives who say his intellectual disability should make him ineligible for the death penalty.

Amorous New Yorkers seek 'blizzard buddies'

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Forget the bread and milk. Some snowbound New Yorkers are seeking a more, er, intimate kind of nourishment.

Actor apologizes for 'colored' comment

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Benedict Cumberbatch called himself an "idiot" after referring to non-white actors as "colored" on a PBS talk show.

Sit smarter with yoga

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You've probably heard that "sitting is the new smoking." Not only does it lead to aches and pains, edema, varicose veins, sciatica and more -- according to a new study, too much sitting can actually kill you.

Delta bans carry-on breast pump, apologizes

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Nursing mother Lauren Modeen has taken to Twitter to ask why Delta Air Lines forced her to check her breast pump.

Thieves steal 'priceless' beret

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An Army veteran woke up to find his Jeep stolen containing a priceless beret he wore during his years of service.

Back-to-back car crashes follow DUI arrest

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Authorities in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over.

Try tofu item, get free Chipotle

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In a likely attempt to get vegetarians in the door, Chipotle is offering a free entree to patrons who purchase a tofu-made Sofritas on Monday.

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