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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

Africa online education


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

Courtesy Janessa Robinson

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

Lip balm, chapstick


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

Student loan receipt

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

Teachers donate sick days


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

40 million Americans now have student loans

college classroom lecture hall


Thanks to climbing tuition and inadequate college savings, 40 million Americans now have at least one outstanding student loan, according to new analysis from credit bureau Experian. That's up from 29 million consumers in 2008.

Princeton once again tops list of best schools


Surprise, surprise: The Ivy League has the best schools in the country.

Princeton University again takes the top spot, followed by Harvard University and Yale University, respectively.

U.S. News & World Report released its 30th annual set of college ra...

The pricey business of going to school

school, backpack


Pencils have been sharpened, lunch boxes packed, now the bell is ringing. It's back to school time. And for many parents, this means reaching deep into their pockets.

Harvard gets record $350 million donation

Graduation, graduates, Harvard


It's one of the biggest donations ever to an American university.

Harvard just landed a record $350 million pledge from a wealthy Hong Kong family.

The pledge from the Morningside Foundation will help support Harvard's School of Public Health, the univ...

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Matthew McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

Matthew McConaughey at 2012 Magic Mike premiere

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Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" sequel has lost one of its star players.

Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

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An SUV full of teens crashes in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire.

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

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A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

Yum Brands' cultural snafu forces logo change

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A perceived lack of cultural awareness has forced Yum brands to change the red star logo on its just-opened Vietnamese Banh Shop in Dallas.

Thanh Cung, President of the Vietnamese-American Community of Greater Dallas started an online petition Wednesd...

Americans aren't eating their Wheaties

Steve Nash NBA star with Wheaties box

REUTERS/Jeff Topping

Apparently Americans are not eating their Wheaties. Cereal sales at the some of the nation's largest food manufacturers have gone stale lately as consumers' appetites shift toward healthier breakfast options.

Darrell Hammond takes over as 'SNL' announcer

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REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Darrell Hammond will be the new Don Pardo.

Caught on tape: Man uses banana to rob store

Banana robbery

Philadelphia Police Department

Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man accused of robbing a convenience store -- with a banana.

Dog suffers burns while saving family from fire



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

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