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  • News

    Trial begins for former director of defunct Iowa academy

    KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) A mother testified this week at the trial of a former boarding school director that her son was kept in a small isolation room for long periods of time as punishment at a now-defunct school in southeast Iowa and was sexually...

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  • News

    San Antonio high school lockdown lifted, 1 detained

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) A teenager has been detained after officials say he threatened his ex-girlfriend in text messages that prompted a lockdown at a San Antonio high school.Authorities say Travis Early College High School and a nearby college were...

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  • News

    'Safe Ride' taxi driver accused of sexual assaults indicted

    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) A man accused of sexually assaulting two female college students in the vehicle he drove for his "Sherman's Safe Ride" taxi service has been indicted on rape and sexual battery charges.The Butler County prosecutor's office...

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  • Environment

    University of Houston to lead new hurricane research center

    HOUSTON (AP) As part of a multi-state effort to respond to damages wrought this year by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the University of Houston will lead a new Gulf Coast hurricane research institute. The Houston Chronicle...

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  • Business

    Massachusetts sues Betsy DeVos over student loan relief

    BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos saying she failed to process applications for federal loan relief for former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit...

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  • News

    Teen's Harvard acceptance video generates wave of support

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) A video of a 16-year-old boy and his classmates erupting in joy when they learn he was accepted to Harvard University is drawing millions of views online.Ayrton Little posted the clip on Twitter Tuesday with a comment...

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  • Law and order

    California sues over Corinthian student debt relief claims

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California's attorney general is suing the Trump administration, saying the federal Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend...

    By Don Thompson, Associated Press|

  • News

    Florida students exchange letters with Sandy Hook teacher

    IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) A Florida teacher is marking the fifth year of a pen-pal exchange she began with a teacher who survived the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.The Naples Daily News reports the teachers' students began...

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  • Social affairs

    UC system sets record for applicants for 13th straight year

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Students are continuing to apply to the University of California system in record numbers for the 13th straight year.Preliminary data released by the UC system Thursday shows nearly 222,000 prospective undergraduates applied...

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  • Entertainment

    Spurlock on sexual harassment: 'I am part of the problem'

    ATLANTA (AP) Declaring "I am part of the problem," documentarian Morgan Spurlock confessed in an online post to sexual harassment, infidelity and said a woman accused him of rape in college.In the post, which he linked to from his verified...

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