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Source: Common Domain

These 20 colleges took in 28% of donations to universities last year — they educate 1.6% of undergrads

12-Feb-2019

The 20 colleges that received the most money in donations during the last fiscal year accounted for about 28% of the total $46.73 billion donated to universities during that period.

The survey is the latest evidence that a small group of colleges capture much of our country’s attention — and resources — even while community and public regional colleges do the yeoman’s work of educating the nation’s nearly 20 million college students.

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Source: Fox News

Kamala Harris, pushing legal marijuana, says she smoked pot in college: 'And I inhaled'

12-Feb-2019

Kamala Harris, reiterating her support for marijuana legalization at the federal level, acknowledged Monday that she's smoked pot in the past, saying: “I have.

Trump’s nominee to replace Sessions – William Bar – has indicated he won’t continue to enforce the crackdown implemented by Sessions.

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Source: Common Domain

Beware of this hitch in the new 529 tax rules for K-12

Thursday 08:05 GMT

Recent changes in the tax rules for a popular college-savings vehicle may leave some parents caught in an expensive disconnect between state and federal laws this filing season, tax pros warn.

For parents who have received state tax breaks for their 529 plan contributions (there’s no federal tax deduction for contributing to a 529 plan), withdrawals could mean unexpected tax bills, penalties or paperwork headaches.

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Source: The Guradian

'Dignity and respect': Dominican factory vows to never be a sweatshop

Friday 11:45 GMT

Alta Gracia, a US-owned garment factory in the Dominican Republic, produces T-shirts and sweatshirts for about 600 US colleges with the “living wage” and values of “dignity and respect” at its core.

Factory worker Aracelis Upia sings to herself as she sews a blue collar on to a T-shirt soon to be sold at a US college bookstore. Another chats with a colleague at the water cooler.

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Source: Fox News

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Sunday 10:48 GMT

In the latest development to rock the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the longtime archbishop of Washington, D.C., who resigned from the church's College of Cardinals last year amid sexual misconduct allegations.

The punishment for the once-powerful prelate was announced Saturday, five days before Francis is to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops from around the world to help the church grapple with the crisis of sex abuse by clergy and systematic cover-ups by church hierarchy.

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Source: Reuters

College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.

Killed were Josh Pinkard of Oswego, Illinois, a native of Holly Pond, Alabama, according to local television station WVTM 13; Russell Beyer of Yorkville, Illinois, a mold operator; and Vicente Juarez of Oswego, Illinois, a stock room attendant and fork lift operator at the plant.

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Source: Global News

Super Awesome Science Show recap: evolving rhythms

Today 16:21 GMT

On this week’s Super Awesome Science Show, we’re going to explore this golden moment in music history with one of Canada’s most notable experts on the topic.

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Source: BBC

Call for '1p a garment' fast fashion charge

Today 18:10 GMT

"Fashion is a big part of the economy, but we can't tackle the problems unless we admit that economy is killing us the way it's currently run."

The MPs conclude that a voluntary approach to improving the sustainability of the fashion industry is failing - with just 11 fashion retailers signed up to an agreement to reduce their water, waste and carbon footprints. The committee says big retailers should be obliged by ministers to comply with high standards on the manufacture and recycling of clothing.


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