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Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools

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The majority of children in America's public schools now are low-income. And that has major implications for the future of the nation's workforce.

White House drops college savings proposal

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The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

2 ex-Vanderbilt players found guilty of rape

Vanderbilt rape Vandenberg Batey

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Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of rape and sexual battery by a Nashville jury on Tuesday, CNN affiliates reported.

Corey Lamont Batey, 21, and Brandon Robert Vandenburg, 21, were each convicted on four counts of a...

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

FAFSA

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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

College graduation blurb

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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

Child's eyes

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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

Duke University campus

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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

UVA frat

CNN

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

UVA frat

CNN

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 ...

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Meet Rami: Part dachshund ... part pit bull?

Dog has a pit bull's head and dachshund's short legs

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What if a dachshund and a pit bull got together and had puppies? A Georgia man found a dog with just those canine characteristics in his backyard.

Korean Air flight attendant testifies in 'nut rage' case

Cho allegedly was abusive to a flight attendant during NYC to S. Korea flight

A Korean Air flight attendant testified Heather Cho, the former vice president at Korean Air and the daughter of the airline's chairman, was berated her for serving macadamia nuts.

First Las Vegas White Castle opens to feeding frenzy

White Castle blurb

The opening of Las Vegas' first White Castle was greeted by long lines and even a temporary closure so the burger restaurant could restock.

50-foot 'dragon' dinosaur found by farmers

New China dinosaur dragon

Paleontologists have discovered a 50-foot "dragon" dinosaur species in China that may have roamed the earth 160 million years ago during the Late Jurassic period.

Custody battle brewing over 'Zombie Cat'

Bart the zombie miracle cat

Tampa Bay Humane Society

A custody battle could be brewing over the Florida cat that was supposedly thought to be dead, buried and found alive several days later.

Man finds his stolen dog during search for new pet

Man reunited with lost dog

Courtesy Richard Brower

Deciding to move on after his beloved German shepherd was stolen from his backyard 18 months ago wasn't easy for Richard Brower.

'Shark Week' becomes 'Summer of the Shark'

Swim with sharks

Hawaii Shark Encounter

Just when you thought it was safe to watch the Discovery channel in the summer...

In a clever promotional gambit, the channel announced on Thursday that "Shark Week," one of its biggest yearly events, will be getting a bit of an expansion in 2015.

This...

Call center alerts police to alleged assault

telemarketer case Walter Ruck suspect

Linn County Sheriff's Office

A telemarketer making a sales call from Las Vegas helped to end a domestic violence situation 900 miles away in Oregon on Wednesday evening, according law enforcement officials.

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