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{FD} Prosecutor: Charges likely in deadly fall at Penn State frat

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A prosecutor says the investigation into the February death of a Penn State University fraternity pledge who fell down stairs is likely to result in charges against “a number” of people. Continue reading

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{FD} Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

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Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky. Continue reading

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{FD} This summer, try a pair of chilled salads you can make ahead

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In summer, a party can erupt any time of the day. Continue reading

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{FD} Principal says she regrets decision about ‘smash space’

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An elementary school principal in Washington, D.C.’s suburbs is rethinking her idea to set up a “smash space” designed to let teachers hack away at a chair to relieve tension. Continue reading

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{FD} University of Missouri sets new policies in wake of protests

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The University of Missouri’s Columbia campus has announced revised policies related to protests, with the changes coming nearly two years after the campus was besieged by demonstrations over racial concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police expect clash with or without Ann Coulter

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The Latest on Ann Coulter’s canceled appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local): 7:05 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Sickly snake slithers into elementary school classroom

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A sickly snake that slithered into a classroom at a New Jersey elementary school has been turned over to a rescue center. Continue reading

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{FD} Coulter’s Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

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Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says that while her speech at the University of California, Berkeley was canceled, she may still show up to say hello to her supporters. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ann Coulter tells AP ‘Berkeley canceled’

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The Latest on Ann Coulter’s appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

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After protests turned violent at several college campuses in recent months, some colleges and universities are wondering if they’ll be next. Continue reading

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{FD} Fla. principal transferred after racially insensitive email

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The white principal of a predominantly black elementary school who told her staff to put white students in the same classrooms is no longer at the Florida school. Continue reading

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{FD} Athletic Director says complaints led to Iowa coach’s firing

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University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech university

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Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

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Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers. Continue reading

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{FD} Holocaust records project launched at FDR Library and Museum

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The Franklin D. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

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A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives seeking to leave their mark on the state’s higher education system. Continue reading

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{FD} UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

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The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn’t find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare parchment copy of Declaration of Independence found by Harvard researchers

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An extremely rare copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found in an obscure records office in southern England. Continue reading

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{FD} Actress Octavia Spencer to speak at Kent State commencement

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Kent State University’s first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

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Harvard University researchers say they’ve discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosthetic arm designed by undergrads lets girl play violin

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A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergraduates at George Mason University. Continue reading

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{FD} Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?

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The word “CANCELED” is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter’s face at the University of California, Berkeley. Continue reading

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{FD} De Niro to receive honorary fine arts degree from Brown

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Robert De Niro is among six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University’s commencement exercises The Ivy League school announced Friday the Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated “for the intensity he brings to each performance.” … Continue reading

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{FD} Shonda Rhimes tells all _ about how to be a screenwriter

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Shonda Rhimes, the TV mastermind whose hits include “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” keeps a lid on plot twists. Continue reading

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{FD} Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

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A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergraduates at George Mason University. Continue reading

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{FD} 6th-grade girl launches social media dress code protest

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A Maine sixth grader has prompted her middle school to review its dress code after her Instagram posts triggered widespread attention. Continue reading

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{FD} Penn State frat suspended over booze on Parents’ Weekend

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Penn State University has suspended the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity for two years for violating new, tighter alcohol rules during Parents’ Weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley’s proposal to reschedule her speech

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Ann Coulter said no to a proposal by the University of California, Berkeley, that would reschedule her planned speech on campus — to a date when no formal classes are in session. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley’s May speaking date

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The Latest on Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley (all times local): 5:15 p.m.: Ann Coulter is rejecting the University of California, Berkeley’s request for her to change the date of a planned speaking appearance at the school to an alternate date in May. Continue reading

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{FD} UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

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University of California, Berkeley officials say they have a “grave concern” of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her threat to speak next week on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Moulin Rouge’ director Baz Luhrmann to speak at Princeton

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“Moulin Rouge” director Baz Luhrmann will speak to graduating seniors at Princeton. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts charter school teacher is Teacher of the Year

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A humanities teacher at a Massachusetts charter school has been named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. Continue reading

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{FD} Penn moving to increase monitoring of underground frats

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The University of Pennsylvania says unrecognized fraternities and sororities will be held to the same standards as official groups as part of a more formal relationship with the school. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley

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The Latest on Ann Coulter’s speech at UC Berkeley being called off (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Kurt Vonnegut museum wants end to dispute as funds dwindle

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The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is asking a judge to quickly rule on a lawsuit stemming from its failed move, saying it could run out of money before the case is resolved. Continue reading

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{FD} UC Berkeley calls off Ann Coulter talk for security reasons

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Ann Coulter’s planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley next week has been called off for security concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas students invited to Washington correspondents’ dinner

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Six Kansas high school journalists who published a story that led to the resignation of their school’s new principal will be special guests at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Continue reading

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{FD} Seth Rogen ‘proud to be a Pike’ after joining fraternity

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Seth Rogen has gone from battling a fraternity to joining one. Continue reading

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{FD} Bid to ban dodgeball shot down by Louisiana school board

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A plan to ban dodgeball and other “target games” from public schools has been scrapped by Louisiana’s top school board. Continue reading

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{FD} Princeton to name 2 campus spaces for black Nobel laureates

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Princeton University is joining other U.S. colleges in re-examining its complicated racial legacy and will name two campus spaces for black ex-faculty members, including Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina honors student facing deportation can stay

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A North Carolina college student bracing for a deportation hearing has learned she can stay in the U.S. after all. Continue reading

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{FD} Appeals court won’t revive lawsuit over UNC sham classes

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A state appeals court won’t revive a lawsuit by two former athletes who say they were harmed by sham classes at the University of North Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Body of Florida college student found behind restaurant

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Police say they’ve identified a body found behind a South Florida restaurant as that of an 18-year-old Lynn University student from New Jersey. Continue reading

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{FD} Professors name dinosaur after digging up thousands of bones

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University officials say they’ve named a dinosaur that they found hidden in Utah. Continue reading

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{FD} California professor apologizes for anti-Trump tweet

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An American history professor at Fresno State University in California apologized Thursday for a tweet that said President Donald Trump “must hang” to save American democracy. Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher who called student a ‘loser’ gets license suspended

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A longtime New Jersey high school teacher who called a student a “loser” in a Facebook post has had her teaching license suspended for two years. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman injured by discus at school track meet wins lawsuit

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A woman who was struck in the head by a discus at a 2014 state track meet in Nebraska has been awarded $350,000 in a settlement. Continue reading

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{FD} Booth statue removed from outside Lincoln library and museum

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A statue of John Wilkes Booth has been removed from outside of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the Illinois capital of Springfield. Continue reading

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{FD} Auburn University disavows ‘White Student Union’

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Auburn University officials are disavowing hate fliers found around campus and say they’re unfamiliar with a group claiming responsibility. Continue reading

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{FD} Professor admonished for language used in art critique

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The University of Central Florida has admonished an art professor after a student accused him of using vulgar language when he critiqued her art project. Continue reading

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