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School apologizes for taking away blind boy's cane

Dakota Nafzinger

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A school in Missouri is apologizing after taking away a blind boy's cane as punishment and replacing it with a foam pool noodle.

Hopkins sends acceptance to rejected students

Johns Hopkins University

"Embrace the YES!" said the subject line.

Uh, no.

The Washington Post reported that almost 300 students who had been rejected by Johns Hopkins University received a joyous shock over the weekend when the prestigious Baltimore school sent them emails te...

Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

Johns Hopkins University

Nearly 300 applicants to Johns Hopkins University had their hopes dashed after they were sent acceptance letters by mistake.

Learn science while hacking your Roomba

Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner

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Want a programmable robot of your very own that you can teach anything from playing your favorite songs to cleaning up after the party? iRobot says go ahead and hack your Roomba.

Students walk out over 'Redskins' name change

Oklahoma City Redskins protesters


The debate over the "Redskins" name in sports isn't just at the professional level.

Washington Post finds more holes in Rolling Stone article

UVA fraternity at center of Rolling Stone article

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The Washington Post on Wednesday identified new inconsistencies in the rape story told by Jackie, a University of Virginia student, in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.

These college presidents make at least $1 million

College lecture hall


As the cost of college continues to put millions of students in debt, college presidents are making more and more money.

School changes fundraising practices

Pile of money

A South Dakota boarding school that sends out more than 30 million pieces of mail every year pleading for money to help its Native American students now says it is changing the way it raises money after a CNN investigation.

U.S. losing its appeal for foreign students

Preventing Student ID Theft

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When it comes to studying abroad, the U.S. is no longer THE place to go.

Ferguson library sees donations roll in

Girl looking at books in library


Ferguson is in turmoil, but one community safe haven is getting a lot of attention.

UVA vows zero-tolerance policy on rapes

University of Virginia

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"The status quo is no longer acceptable."

That's the message the University of Virginia is trying to send its students and others after a scathing Rolling Stone story detailed allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity party, and the school's supposed...

More food banks serve hungry college students

Kitchen food pantry


They may be studying at high-priced institutions, but a growing number of U.S. college students rely on food pantries for their next meal.

At least 100 have opened on college campuses across the country in the past six years. By one estimate there we...

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Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

James Franco

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While talking about the Sony hack during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama called actor James Franco "James Flacco."

Within a minute or two, there was already a parody Twitter account with @JamesFlacco thanking the president for the na...

Cities shine brighter during holidays

Holiday lights from space

NASA's Earth Observatory

Those lights you put up for the holidays don't just brighten your neighborhood -- they are providing NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.

Repeat 911 caller gets gift instead of jail

Repeat 911 caller


Emergency dispatchers pool their money to buy a repeat 911 caller an iPod, rather than throwing the special needs man in jail.

Police: Pot-smoking perp plasters poop on cell walls

generic marijuana leaves

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A Pennsylvania man is in deep doo-doo after police said he smeared his feces on the walls of a holding cell.

Man may lose arm after dog shoots him

Rifle shells

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A Wyoming man suffered a gunshot wound Monday when his dog stepped on a firearm in his truck.

'Late Late Show's' Ferguson ends his run

Craig Ferguson

Perhaps there are still some people asking, "Craig Ferguson who?"

Stephen Colbert signs off with a song

Stephen Colbert

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For his final show, Stephen Colbert went out with a bang and a song.

'Star Wars'-themed Christmas lights dazzle Internet

Star Wars Christmas lights

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A California music teacher's insanely elaborate "Star Wars" themed Christmas lights show is dazzling the Internet with its light sabers and some 100,000 lights choreographed to songs from the movies.

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