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Ferguson library sees donations roll in

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

More food banks serve hungry college students

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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...

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

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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

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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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Reuters

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.

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More food banks serve hungry college students

Kitchen food pantry

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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...

10 signs you are addicted to your smartphone

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They say the first step to overcoming a problem is realizing you have one in the first place.

Thanksgiving turkeys go old school

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The factory-farmed turkey that may come to the mind of some Americans is freakish: Over-engineered for decades, shot up with antibiotics and with so much breast meat it can't walk.

'Cowardly Lion' costume sells for $3.1 million

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The Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" sold for nearly $3.1 million on Monday.

Why this whisky costs $38,000 a bottle

Balvenie whisky

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In 1963, whisky makers at a distillery in Scotland filled up a cask and sealed it with the knowledge it would not be opened again for 50 years.

This bus runs on human waste

Bus runs on human waste

CNN

The A4 bus service from Bristol to Bath in the United Kingdom might as well be called "the number two." It runs on human poop and food waste.

The U.K.'s first "bio-bus" is powered by biomethane gas, which is generated through the treatment of sewage.

Gay killing game 'Ass Hunter' taken down by Google

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Following a backlash, Google has removed a game from the Android store that advocated killing gay men for sport.

The game, called Ass Hunter, was downloaded more than 10,000 before it was taken down, according to several news reports published Monday...

Is music licensing company Loudr pitch perfect?

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The world is full of independent music artists trying to catch their big break. In the internet age, making it big can start with covering popular songs.

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