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Bon Jovi writes song for Rutgers grads

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New Jersey-born rocker Jon Bon Jovi used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to unveil a new song.

Study: 1 in 5 college women raped, assaulted

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A new study about the incidence of rape involving college freshmen women will likely add to the ongoing debate about whether enough is being done on campuses to keep students safe.

The study, conducted at a large unnamed private university in upstate ...

HS student earns 8 associate degrees

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For one senior in Texas, he isn't just set to graduate from high school -- he's also graduating from college.

Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

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Do you want your children to do better in exams? Then take away their smartphones. (Sorry, kids!)

Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics.

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10 things we know about bullying

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The U.S. Department of Education is hailing what it calls the "first significant decrease" in school-based bullying since the federal government started gathering such data back in 2005.

Asian-American groups accuse Harvard of discrimination


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A coalition of Asian-American organizations says the federal government should step in to change Harvard's approach to admissions, accusing the university of racial discrimination.

In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education and the Ju...

Obama: Class segregation is holding Americans back


Americans are becoming increasingly segregated by class, and that's making it harder for many to get ahead, in President Obama's view.

One of the main reasons the American Dream is fading for so many is that the rich are increasingly living with and ...

Man completes college 76 years later

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It took NBA star Shaquille O'Neal 11 years to earn his undergraduate degree. Wisconsin grandmother Mary Jo Meyer needed 42 years to get hers. tells kids: Dream of being Steve Jobs, not me

Will i am, February 2015

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Many kids dream of becoming the Black Eyed Peas, but has a message for them: "Our business isn't the business."

Starbucks workers getting free tuition could double


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One month after extending its free tuition program, Starbucks may nearly double the number of its workers using it to get a degree.

There are currently 2,200 Starbucks workers enrolled in Arizona State University. Now, another 1,800 employees have app...

This game's like Mario Bros. but with tampons

Menstruation game

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Try bringing up menstruation in your next conversation and notice the uncomfortable responses. Periods are still a taboo topic reserved for women's bathrooms and hushed conversations.

Enter Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two New York City high schoo...

Study examines affects of concussions on school work

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If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors.

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Family gets letter: 'You don't belong here'

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Ronica Copes and her family have lived in their Long Island home for almost two years. But just last week, they received the most unwelcoming letter in the mail:

"Attn: African-American family," the letter said in all caps. "Lindenhurst is 84% white p...

Federer furious after boy's selfie attempt

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From world leaders to celebrities of all degrees of fame, taking a selfie with fans has become an accepted part of life. But tennis great Roger Federer felt an unacceptable line was crossed Sunday when a spectator invaded center court at the French Open.

Elephant grabs man's camera, takes 'elphie'

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Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.

But how many have had their photo taken by the elephant?

Christian LeBlanc, a 22-year-old Canadian...

Report: German woman, 65, has quadruplets

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For many people, 13 children would be more than enough.

But not for Annegret Raunigk.

The 65-year-old German grandmother recently gave birth to quadruplets, making her the oldest woman ever to do so.

The new arrivals increase her progeny to a total of 1...

Sword-wielding man robs Dunkin' Donuts

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A man wearing black tights, a pink wig and wielding a small sword robbed a suburban Chicago Dunkin' Donuts Thursday morning, according to

Police: Man evades cops until he goes back for missing hat

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A suspect who avoided capture by police after a chase in Ohio was arrested after he returned to the scene to find his missing hat.

Adult dating site hack exposes sexual secrets of millions


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More than 3.5 million people's sexual preferences, fetishes and secrets have been exposed after dating site Adult FriendFinder was hacked.

Already, some of the adult website's customers are being identified by name.

Adult FriendFinder asks customers to...

Holy heartstrings, check out 'Batkid Begins'

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Get your tissues ready. Warner Bros. has released the trailer for "Batkid Begins," which threatens to make you feel all of the feels.

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