Education

June 24, 2017 - 5:51 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." College...
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June 24, 2017 - 4:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." College...
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June 24, 2017 - 4:33 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." College...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Brentwood, N.Y., high school valedictorians Michael Simoes, left, Reeda Iqbal, center, and co-salutatorian Saray Vazquez pose at the high school. The students are graduating after a year that saw several gang killings in their Long Island community, including five victims who attended Brentwood High School. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
June 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots — all victims of suspected gang violence. But as they prepare to graduate Sunday, two...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017 photo, John Legend arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper said the 10-year-old Legend took a no-nonsense approach, not cracking a smile during the competition until his tutor cried out in joy when he correctly spelled the winning word: prejudice. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 24, 2017 - 11:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Brentwood, N.Y., high school valedictorians Michael Simoes, left, Reeda Iqbal, center, and co-salutatorian Saray Vazquez pose at the high school. The students are graduating after a year that saw several gang killings in their Long Island community, including five victims who attended Brentwood High School. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
June 24, 2017 - 9:12 am
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots — all victims of suspected gang violence. But as they prepare to graduate Sunday, two...
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FILE - In this June 23, 1967 file photo, Soviet Premier Alexi Kosygin takes a bite of shrimp cocktail as State Department Interpreter, Bill Kramer, center, relays the words of President Lyndon Johnson, right, during a luncheon meeting of the leaders on the Glassboro State College campus in Glassboro, N.J. Fifty years ago during the Cold War, Johnson and Kosygin decided to talk as the Six-Day War raged in the Mideast. They settled on a place halfway between New York and Washington and selected the school to host the hastily arranged summit in the college president's mansion. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)
June 24, 2017 - 8:51 am
As relations between the U.S. and Russia make daily headlines over election meddling and Moscow's growing global influence, a New Jersey town is marking the 50th anniversary of when leaders of the world's two superpowers gathered at a small liberal arts college to talk through similarly turbulent...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney smiles during practice in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 23, 2017 - 4:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade...
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June 23, 2017 - 2:14 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The longtime sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics has been ordered to stand trial on charges alleging he sexually assaulted six young gymnasts while they sought treatment for injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his decision Friday, June 23 in Mason, Mich., after hearing testimony from the gymnasts and watching a police interview of the doctor. (Robert Killips /Lansing State Journal via AP)
June 23, 2017 - 1:51 pm
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his...
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