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Trump celebrates student model rocket named … Trump

President Donald Trump is celebrating a student model rocket named after … Continue reading

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The Latest: Will Ferrell gives funny USC commencement talk

The Latest on comedian and alum Will Ferrell’s commencement talk at the University of Southern California (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Correction: Hairstyle Violations story

The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is criticizing a school for disciplining and suspending black and biracial students because their hairstyles violate the school’s dress policy. Continue reading

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UNC Charlotte investigates anti-Muslim images on campus

UNC Charlotte is investigating reports of vulgar images targeting racial and religious minorities being displayed in campus dorms. Continue reading

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Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

An Ohio coroner has reopened its investigation into an 8-year-old boy’s suicide, and his school district is expected to release video showing a bully knocking him unconscious two days before he killed himself. Continue reading

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Detroit-area school evacuated after students fall ill

A suburban Detroit high school has been evacuated and about a dozen students were taken to hospitals as a precaution after they reported feeling ill. Continue reading

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North Carolina teacher suspended for making slave reference

A North Carolina middle-school teacher captured on video comparing a student to a slave has been suspended. Continue reading

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First Amendment backers see free speech fading at colleges

Many First Amendment defenders worry free speech is fading as a priority among today’s college students. Continue reading

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Minnesota college president: Racist message was fabricated

The president of St. Olaf College in southern Minnesota says a note left on a black student’s car with racist content was fabricated and not a genuine threat. Continue reading

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4 Johns Hopkins students overdose at fraternity party

Officials say four Johns Hopkins University undergraduates were hospitalized for apparent opiod overdoses following a fraternity house party. Continue reading

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Band of brothers: 3 siblings graduating from West Point

The band of brothers from Nederland, Texas, will graduate with the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2017 on May 27. Continue reading

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Man with sex record is vice principal for day at high school

A man with a criminal record for exposing himself to women in South Carolina was briefly hired as a vice principal at a Pennsylvania high school. Continue reading

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Yale professor discusses best-selling book ‘On Tyranny’

Yale University professor Timothy Snyder was so alarmed by Donald Trump’s election that he posted a list on Facebook of “20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump’s America.” His advice ranged from “Be kind to our language” to “Believ… Continue reading

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DeVos delivering commencement speed despite unrest

Despite threats of protests, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is delivering the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University. Continue reading

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Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong size type

Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the w… Continue reading

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8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge’s death

Eight members of a Penn State University fraternity are expected to appear before a judge to face charges that stem from the death of a pledge after an alcohol hazing ritual. Continue reading

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Ohio university OKs concealed weapons on campus

Trustees at a small university in Ohio have approved allowing faculty and staff with permits to carry concealed weapons on campus. Continue reading

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Frat member told 911: ‘We have a friend who’s unconscious’

A Penn State University fraternity member calling 911 for help in a case that has led to charges against 18 students following an alcohol-fueled party calmly told a dispatcher “we have a friend who’s unconscious.” The call from Beta Theta Pi member Rya… Continue reading

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Transgender teen argues case still relevant after graduation

Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued his eastern Virginia school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he’s about to graduate from high school. Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Teen killed by officers left suicide note

San Diego police say a 15-year-old boy left a suicide note before he was killed by officers after pointing a BB gun at them in a high school parking lot in the dark. Continue reading

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