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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

Feral, stray cat


A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'



On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

John Sperling

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website. He was 93.

10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Apple on top of school books

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Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study conducted by real estate site Trulia, which came up with a list of the top 10 metro areas with the highest private school enrollment.

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

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Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today.

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

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Here's something that will make returning to school less painful for some college students: Starbucks is launching food trucks.

Drunk students on display via 'pass-out page'

Arizona State University

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Dozens of pictures of Arizona State University students are showing up on the internet, showing them passed out from partying.

The awkward transition to middle school

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Studies have shown that the jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents

Athletes part of Notre Dame academics probe

University of Notre Dame

Several University of Notre Dame students, including four football players, are being investigated over academic fraud allegations, the university said.

Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick confirmed Friday that the football players are wid...

Mom: I'm 57 and I owe $152,000 in student loans

Money, $100

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Rosemary Anderson, 57, is on the hook for $152,000 in student loans she took out 20 years ago.

Teacher suspected of being drunk in class

Teacher accused of being drunk in class

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A 57-year-old teacher at a San Tan Valley, Arizona, high school was arrested on suspicion of being drunk while teaching a class Wednesday afternoon, a Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

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Jennifer Lawrence's rep slams stolen pics

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

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In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.

Apple confirmed Monday to CNN that it is looking into reports that its popular iCloud online data backup ...

Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

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Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.

Are 'immortal' jellyfish key to eternal life?


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For centuries, man has been on a quest to find the elixir to eternal life. Alchemists struggled fruitlessly to create the legendary philosopher's stone -- a mythical substance capable of turning base metals into precious gold, and said to hold the ke...

99 cans of beer in a pack

99-pack beer

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Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers.

The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million

Coolest Kickstarter

The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012.

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

Feral, stray cat


A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Officer fired after comments on Ferguson

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A St. Louis-area police officer has been fired after making what his chief called "very concerning and inappropriate" Facebook comments on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, according to a city official.

Denny's aimed at 1% opens in NY


Andreas Praefcke

Denny's swung open its doors in a luxury apartment building in New York's City's financial district Friday morning.

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