Education

This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang, shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 11:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor at Princeton University said on Monday. Xiyue Wang's...
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In this August 2010 photo provided by Harry Martin, then-U.S. Army Gen. Michael Flynn carries his surfboard on Sachuest Beach, in Middletown, R.I. The former National Security Adviser, at the center of multiple probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, is seeking sanctuary from the swirling eddy of news coverage in the beach town where he grew up. (Harry Martin via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 7:33 am
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, at the center of multiple probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, seeks sanctuary from the swirling eddy of news coverage in the beach town where he grew up surfing and skateboarding, one of nine...
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July 17, 2017 - 4:08 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. university professor who advised a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran is defending his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin told The Associated Press by email...
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In this March 13, 2017 photo, Syrian-American Rania Kisar, talks to The Associated Press, in Istanbul, Turkey. Running a school in the Idlib province in northwest Syria, controlled by Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
July 17, 2017 - 3:59 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Running a school in the enclave controlled by Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, Syrian-American Rania Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them. When she was preparing for the students' graduation, the militant...
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In this August 2010 photo provided by Harry Martin, then-U.S. Army Gen. Michael Flynn carries his surfboard on Sachuest Beach, in Middletown, R.I. The former National Security Adviser, at the center of multiple probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, is seeking sanctuary from the swirling eddy of news coverage in the beach town where he grew up. (Harry Martin via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 3:34 am
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, at the center of multiple probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, seeks sanctuary from the swirling eddy of news coverage in the beach town where he grew up surfing and skateboarding, one of nine...
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In this March 13, 2017 photo, Syrian-American Rania Kisar, talks to The Associated Press, in Istanbul, Turkey. Running a school in the Idlib province in northwest Syria, controlled by Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
July 17, 2017 - 2:13 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Running a school in the enclave controlled by Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, Syrian-American Rania Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them. When she was preparing for the students' graduation, the militant...
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Afghanistan team member Somaya Faryuqi, right, has the flag of Afghanistan drawn on her cheek prior to the opening ceremony for the FIRST Global Challenge 2017, in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. They will be competing against entrants from more than 150 countries in the FIRST Global Challenge. It’s the first annual robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 16, 2017 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is attending an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump. The team was the first to be introduced at an opening ceremony Sunday for the three-day high...
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Afghanistan team member Somaya Faryuqi, right, has the flag of Afghanistan drawn on her cheek prior to the opening ceremony for the FIRST Global Challenge 2017, in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. They will be competing against entrants from more than 150 countries in the FIRST Global Challenge. It’s the first annual robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 16, 2017 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robotics team comprised of six girls from Afghanistan will enter a robot in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump. The opening ceremony for the three-day high school competition is...
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July 16, 2017 - 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robotics team comprised of six girls from Afghanistan will enter a robot in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump. The opening ceremony for the three-day high school competition is...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, Illinois Rep. William Davis, D-Homewood speaks on the House floor at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Lawmakers in July 2017 enacted an overall spending plan for the state that includes money for education. Gov. Bruce Rauner has suggested he will veto that newly devised school funding method, which could leave the state with no plan to allocate the general state education aid, which includes a $350 million increase for schools. Davis is the legislation's House sponsor. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman,, File)
July 16, 2017 - 4:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has its belated state budget, but the state Capitol's next flashpoint in the political struggle over finances is about how to fund public education with just weeks before the first day of school. The spending plan lawmakers enacted this month over Gov. Bruce Rauner...
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