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Former Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron, center, is surrounded by family and friends as Atlanta Technical College celebrates his 86th birthday, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 in Atlanta. Atlanta Technical College renamed an academic complex for the former Atlanta Braves slugger, christening it the Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron Academic Complex. Aaron, a longtime supporter of the college, donates thousands of dollars to the school every year and his Chasing the Dream Foundation awards scholarships to several students. (AP Photo/Ritu Shukla)
February 05, 2020 - 10:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of students dressed in blue excitedly welcomed Hank Aaron to their Atlanta college campus Wednesday as the school named a building for the baseball icon on his 86th birthday. Atlanta Technical College renamed a building for the former Atlanta Braves slugger, christening it the...
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February 05, 2020 - 7:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University football player has been suspended from the team indefinitely following his arrest on a gun possession charge. LSU freshman linebacker Donte Starks, 19, was arrested Friday and charged with illegally possessing a concealed handgun and resisting...
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FILE - In this Monday Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom talking to students during his visit to the Ethel I. Baker Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom wants a three-year suspension on physical fitness tests while the state studies whether the current test for children in fifth, seventh and ninth grades can be modified or a new assessment should be drawn up. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File )
February 04, 2020 - 8:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against disabled and non-binary students. The move also comes after annual test results show a growing percentage of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, right, runs out on to the Michigan Stadium field alongside the school mascot, Sparty, before an NCAA college football game with Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, ending a 13-year run in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
February 04, 2020 - 8:03 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — From “pride comes before the fall” to Little Giants, Mark Dantonio leaves Michigan State fans with an abundance of fond memories after bringing the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades. Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-year run in which...
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A sign outside of Pride Rock residence hall warns students following a shooting, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 7:34 pm
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting at a university dormitory in Texas of a woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend and her sister and the wounding of a 2-year-old boy, school officials said Tuesday. Texas A&M University-Commerce said Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21,...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to supporters at a caucus night campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 04, 2020 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of the Iowa caucuses was muddled, but voters sent clear signals about their values and how they shaped their candidate preferences. Findings from AP VoteCast show the leading contenders each drew their strength from a unique set of coalitions — and the motivations and...
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February 04, 2020 - 5:48 pm
CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — A high school principal in Washington has apologized for a post on her personal Facebook page that suggested former NBA star Kobe Bryant's death was deserved. Liza Sejkora, the principal of Camas High School, wrote on the day of Bryant's death: “Not gonna lie. Seems to me that...
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This image released by Focus Features shows Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman in a scene from "Harriet." According to new research released Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, more of 2019's top movies featured minority or female lead characters than ever recorded before. Analyzing the top 100 films at the North American box office, USC researchers found that 31 movies had leads or co-leads from an underrepresented racial group, an increase of 4 films from 2018 and nearly triple the number of ten years ago. (Glen Wilson/Focus Features via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds. According to new research released Tuesday by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, more of 2019's top movies featured minority or...
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In this photo taken on Thursday Jan. 30, 2020, Victor Perahia, who was interned as a child in the Drancy camp and deported to Bergen-Belsen speaks to students during a workshop dedicated to the Holocaust remembrance at the Drancy Shoah memorial, outside Paris. French Holocaust survivor Victor Perahia was 9 when his family was seized by the Nazis, but couldn't bear to speak about what happened for 40-years, but is now telling his story to schoolchildren at Drancy, backdropped by the buildings that once imprisoned him. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 04, 2020 - 11:10 am
DRANCY, France (AP) — The girls and boys in the room were just a little older than Victor Perahia was when he was finally freed in 1945, his body wracked with tuberculosis and typhus, his mind anguished by the suffering and death he had seen. After 40 years of self-imposed silence, he now returns...
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Law enforcement officers work the scene a shooting outside of the Pride Rock residence at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 8:04 pm
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Two women were killed and a child was wounded in a shooting Monday morning at a university dormitory in Texas, officials said. A recommendation for students and employees to shelter in place was lifted early Monday afternoon at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and police...
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