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UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

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The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged atta...

Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Michelle Obama

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Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

Berkeley students protest UC tuition hike

University of California Berkeley

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Students at U.C. Berkeley protested for a second day Friday against a tuition hike approved this week by the University of California.

More than 300 students had occupied Berkeley's Wheeler Hall, according to the university's student-run newspaper, T...

LA student abuse settlement: $139 million

Mark Berndt

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The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday.

Can community colleges save higher ed?

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There's no doubt that it's a tough time for families pondering the value of a college degree.

Florida State shooting: 3 hurt, gunman killed

FSU campus

Gunshots rattled a peaceful, packed Florida State University library early Thursday, with three people getting hurt as hundreds of students huddled between bookshelves before police encountered and killed the gunman outside.

"There has been a shooting...

First-grader denied bag lunch at school

First grader denied lunch


The only thing 7-year-old Xavier loves more than his math homework are his fruits and veggies.

Fundraising letters for school signed by fictitious boy

St. Joseph Indian School

Officials at St. Joseph's Indian School -- a 200-person boarding school in Chamberlain, South Dakota, that's affiliated with a Roman Catholic charity based in Wisconsin -- say they send out waves of mailings three or four times a year.

WVU suspends Greek life after freshman dies

West Virginia University

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The death of a West Virginia University freshman who was found unconscious at a fraternity house has prompted officials to suspend all Greek activities on campus.

The announcement by the university follows the death of Nolan Michael Burch, 18, of Wil...

College tuition hikes lowest since 1970s

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For the last two years, the cost of public college tuition has posted the smallest increases since the 1970s, according to new data.

Name that holiday? This school district won't

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Starting next year, the names of religious holidays like Christmas and Yom Kippur will no longer appear on the school calendar in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Snow days a thing of the past for some in Minnesota

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Classes were canceled in one Minnesota town after 10 inches of snow fell on Monday. But that didn't mean a snow day for local schoolchildren.

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Putin becomes eighth-degree black belt

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Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, rides horses while shirtless. He catches massive fish and gives them a kiss. He tranquilizes tigers.

He also is apparently pretty good on the mat.

Putin, 62, has been awarded a karate black belt, the Russian Kyokushin-kan Karate-do Federation said Friday.

Fans cheer Bill Cosby at Florida performance

Bill Cosby, 2009

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Three scheduled stage performances by Bill Cosby were scrapped on Friday amid a voluminous number of sexual assault allegations against the famed comedian.

But dozens of upcoming events are still listed on Cosby's web site, and on Friday he was cheer...

Window washer alive after fall onto car

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One witness thought she came upon a lifeless body during her routine walk in San Francisco -- but firefighters say the man who was lying in the middle of the street survived a fall as high as 10 stories.

The man, whose name was not released, is a win...

5 killed in family trip to Disney World

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Police say a family of five was killed in a car accident on their way to Disney World.

Artist brings beauty to a scarred Ferguson

Ferguson protests, police

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In an odd way, I sense calm as cars and buses whiz by at rush hour. It is a sign of normalcy.

App takes guessing out of wine buying

Next Glass app

Next Glass

For most of us, wine remains a big mystery.

Super sad bicyclist just wanted some Taco Bell


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A Florida bicyclist who wanted some late-night Taco Bell ends up in jail.

Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

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Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.

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