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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Delta pilot locked out of cockpit

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An airplane landing without the captain in the cockpit?

In a hurry? Let robot valet park your car

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Throwing your keys at the parking valet as you sashay onto a flight may seem like the stuff of James Bond films, but already a robotic valet is taking the sweat out of getting on a plane at Germany's Dusseldorf airport.

Rather than getting behind the ...

Seahawks v. Patriots: How do the fans measure up?

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Forget about football. Seahawks and Patriots fans don't see eye-to-eye on much at all.

While Patriots fans are much more likely hang out at concerts and imbibe at bars, Seahawks fans prefer to frequent water parks and the zoo.

Skip Super Bowl, only watch commercials

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Why watch the game when you can go straight to the good stuff?

Suspect: I'm not good at robbery thing

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A Florida man accused of robbing a Dunkin' Donuts told police he "wasn't very good at the robbery thing."

Wrongfully convicted man awarded $6M

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A Connecticut man, who was found to be wrongfully convicted of murder and sexual assault, was awarded $6 million in damages, according to a release from the Connecticut Office of the Claims Commissioner.

Kerry fined for not shoveling snow from sidewalk

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined for not clearing snow from the sidewalk by his house.

Candy shop makes edible deflated football

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A Pennsylvania candy shop is taking on the Deflategate controversy with its "Bradie" ball, a chocolate football with a noticeable dent in the side.

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