Education

Obasi Shaw poses outside the gates of Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Shaw, an English major who graduates from Harvard next week, is the university's first student to submit his final thesis in the form of a rap album. The record, called “Liminal Minds,” has earned the equivalent of an A- grade, good enough to ensure that Shaw will graduate with honors at the university’s commencement next week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 18, 2017 - 5:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his. Shaw is the first student in Harvard's history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said. The album, called "Liminal...
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May 18, 2017 - 7:30 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Graduation caps weren't the only things flying at one high school commencement in Tennessee after some adults in the audience started throwing punches. Videos posted to social media show a fight between adults breaking out as Arlington High School graduates marched into a...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of then President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in New York. Trump Jr. traveled recently to Dubai to discuss “new ideas” with a billionaire business partner and give a commencement address at a private university. An Instagram picture posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 showed Trump with Hussain Sajwani, the chairman of DAMAC Properties, who built one Trump golf course and plans a second in Dubai. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 18, 2017 - 4:47 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Dubai and met a billionaire business partner in the city-state, discussing "new ideas" as the Emirati's real estate firm still lists possible plans for future joint projects while Trump's father is in the White House. The Trump...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of then President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in New York. Trump Jr. traveled recently to Dubai to discuss “new ideas” with a billionaire business partner and give a commencement address at a private university. An Instagram picture posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 showed Trump with Hussain Sajwani, the chairman of DAMAC Properties, who built one Trump golf course and plans a second in Dubai. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 18, 2017 - 2:07 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Dubai and met a billionaire business partner in the city-state, discussing "new ideas" as the Emirati's real estate firm still lists possible plans for future joint projects while Trump's father is in the White House. The Trump...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo, client specialist Felipe A. Perdomo, left, closes a deal with customer John Tsialas at a GMC Buick dealership in Miami. U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of 2017, topping the previous peak reached in 2008. Yet the nature of what Americans owe has changed since the Great Recession. Student and auto loans make up a larger proportion of household debt, while mortgages and credit card debt remain below pre-recession levels. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
May 17, 2017 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008, when the financial crisis plunged the economy into a deep recession. Americans have stepped up borrowing over the past three years, yet the nature of what...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Baylor helmets on shown the field after an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dogfights in a program that fostered sexual violence. A former Baylor volleyball player identified only as Jane Doe filed the lawsuit Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 17, 2017 - 2:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dog fights during hazing parties in a program that fostered sexual violence. A former Baylor volleyball player, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, alleges she...
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May 17, 2017 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008, when the financial crisis plunged the economy into a deep recession. Americans have stepped up borrowing over the past three years, yet the nature of what...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a question at a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the ongoing scandal around U.S President Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials as "political schizophrenia." (Yuri Kadobnov/ Pool photo via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faced fallout Wednesday over revelations that he personally appealed to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, allegations based on notes Comey wrote after the meeting...
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Musician Jon Bon Jovi, top center, performs with his band during a surprise appearance at the Fairleigh Dickinson University commencement ceremony, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The school won a nationwide contest to bring the New Jersey-based band Bon Jovi to play their graduation by generating the most interest on social media. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 16, 2017 - 7:03 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bon Jovi entertained graduates and guests at Fairleigh Dickinson University's commencement exercises Tuesday by putting on a surprise performance. Fairleigh Dickinson won a nationwide contest to bring the New Jersey-based rock band to play their graduation by generating...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators are seeking to deny work-study aid to immigrants attending public college under a temporary residency permit, a move that starkly contrasts with a policy enacted 16 years ago that positioned the state as the nation's most welcoming place for foreign-born...
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