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Source: Fox News

Texas death row inmate linked to 1999 murder of college student, Louisiana police say

Today 18:10 GMT

She was just 19 years old, and studying psychology at Louisiana State University in 1999 when the killer somehow opened the dead-bolted door to her apartment and shot her to death.

Green is currently on death row in Texas for the rape and murder of another 19-year-old woman in Houston that happened just two weeks before Federer was killed. With advances in DNA matching capabilities, Baton Rouge police finally were able to come up with the evidence they needed to issue a warrant for a suspect, 49-year-old Travis Green, charging him with first-degree murder and aggravated burglary, according to published reports.

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Source: The Guradian

'Toxic Christianity': the evangelicals creating champions for Trump

Today 18:09 GMT

According to Bill Leonard, professor of church history at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, the context to white evangelicals hitching their wagon to Trump is “panic at the precipitous decline of Christianity” in US society.

They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters like @realDonaldTrump at every level of government b/c the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps & many Repub leaders are a bunch of wimps!”. Falwell told the Guardian that Trump was a “good moral person, a strong leader, a tough leader – and that’s what this country needs”, and that support among white evangelicals was solid in the run-up to the midterms. “The sentiment is there, it’s going to come down to turnout,” he said in an interview.

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Source: Common Domain

Here’s what it would take to make college tuition-free

Today 18:10 GMT

Advocates have criticized the relatively small number of public university students benefiting from the program, particularly given the political capital officials have sought to build through the

“The last thing you want is to establish this program, have your first cohort of students and then, realizing that the students are not actually succeeding, have to raise more money,” said Marc Westenburg, director of the Center for Community College Advancement at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C.. His organization advises community colleges to start small, then expand to ensure their programs are sustainable.

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Source: Fox News

Swedish student who refused to sit down on flight in effort to stop man’s deportation to Afghanistan is indicted

Today 17:14 GMT

A student who livestreamed her dramatic efforts on a plane to stop an asylum seeker from being deported to Afghanistan in July was indicted by Swedish prosecutors Friday.

WOMAN REFUSES TO SIT DOWN ON FLIGHT IN EFFORT TO STOP MAN'S DEPORTATION TO AFGHANISTAN, DRAMATIC VIDEO SHOWS. During the incident, Ersson refused to take her seat until the asylum seeker was removed from the flight, saying the man would most likely be killed in Afghanistan.

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Source: Washington Post

Professor barred from university system for class that offered course credit to students who protested Kavanaugh

Today 17:14 GMT

And incendiary — when people learned that students at the University of Southern Maine had been offered course credit if they joined a bus full of people planning to protest Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and lobby Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to vote against it.

Hundreds of people called the university, including furious alumni, upset students, and prospective students and their parents.

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Source: CBS News

What an active shooter drill in a 4th grade classroom looks like

Friday 08:06 GMT

"CBS This Morning" wanted to show parents across the country what the drill looks like when it's happening live, because it's one thing to know your children are training to respond to an active shooter, but another thing to see it.

As part of our series, "School Matters," CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers reported from inside Stephanie Thornton's fourth grade classroom at Beverly Gardens as kids prepared for the possibility of violence in their school.

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Source: The Guradian

‘The wolf of racial bias’: the admissions lawsuit rocking Harvard

Friday 08:06 GMT

A trial that could eventually decide the fate of affirmative action programs in the United States is playing out in Boston as a lawsuit that alleges Harvard has intentionally and systematically discriminated against Asian Americans brings the Ivy League school to court.

Its opponents charge that the case is not even about Asian Americans at Harvard; rather, they say it is an issue that has been co-opted by conservative activists whose real goal is ending race-conscious admissions policies that give minority students a better shot at attending universities like Harvard.

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Source: Common Domain

Stuyvesant, Other Elite New York Public High Schools Could Admit Students Who Didn’t Pass State Tests

Friday 08:06 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to change admissions for eight specialized high schools could lead to students with markedly lower state test scores getting into these competitive schools, according to a review of New York City data.

Last year 28,333 students tested and 5,067 got offers at one of the eight schools, including 207 black students, 320 Latino students, 1,344 white students and 2,620 Asian students.

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Source: Common Domain

High-Net-Worth Students Helping Drive Rental Transactions in Prime London

Saturday 20:54 GMT

London’s high-end rental market had a strong third quarter, powered by demand from wealthy students and corporate employees, according to research released by global real estate consultancy JLL earlier this week.

Prime rental transactions in London were 48% higher in the third quarter of 2018 then they were in the second quarter, JLL said. "Lettings demand does tend to be seasonal—the summer months are always exceptionally busy with students and families settling in for the new term," Lucy Morton, head of residential agency at JLL, said in the report.

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Source: Common Domain

Colleges Try to Stop Spread of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Saturday 16:20 GMT

College students and university doctors are fighting to keep an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at bay as it spreads across campuses along the East Coast.

At Dartmouth’s campus in Hanover, N.H., where there are about 50 reported cases among a student population of 6,000, Dr. Reed said students are eager to cooperate with protocols designed to stop the spread. The virus can be passed along if an infected person touches a door handle or computer keyboard, and then someone else touches it and rubs his or her eyes or nose.

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Source: The Guradian

Stephen Shames' best photograph: Robert Kennedy in his final days

Friday 20:57 GMT

I took this shot of Robert Kennedy on 1 June 1968, four days before he was assassinated, at a rally in the run-up to the California Democratic primary.

• Power to the people: The Black Panthers photographs of Stephen Shames is at the Maison Folie Moulins in Lille until 6 January 2019.

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Source: The Guradian

Swedish student who grounded deportation flight faces prosecution

Saturday 16:20 GMT

Sweden is to prosecute the 21-year-old student who single-handedly grounded an aircraft preparing to deport an Afghan asylum seeker.

She decided to continue her protest to prevent the deportation of another Afghan on the flight, who it emerged had a criminal record.

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Source: Fox News

Harvard discrimination trial reveals Ivy League school's different SAT standards for Asian-Americans

Friday 20:02 GMT

Harvard University's dean of admissions has testified the Ivy League school applies different SAT score standards to prospective students based on factors such as race, but insisted the practice is not discriminatory.

Harvard senior Thang Diep, a refugee from Vietnam, released his marked-up Harvard application to testify in support of the Ivy League school, saying his SAT scores were below Harvard’s average, but the interviewer was impressed by his personality, as well as his essay, which helped him.

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Source: Common Domain

7 ways to lower student loan payments

Saturday 09:00 GMT

However, if you have received a student loan by the U.S. Department of Education, then you are repaying a “federal student loan.”

Even if you don’t get a job immediately following graduation, you will be required to begin paying off your student loans, and it’s important to understand how to reduce student loan payments. Know that most federal loans come with a grace period, which means you shouldn’t have to start paying them off until after you graduate (but check with your lender to know for sure).

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Source: Common Domain

‘Crimea’s Columbine’: Massacre Draws Comparisons to U.S. Shootings

Friday 22:47 GMT

The death toll in a shooting-and-bombing rampage at a Crimea college campus rose to 20 Thursday as grisly details emerged about an attack that drew comparisons to school shootings in the U.S.. Authorities said 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov detonated explosives and opened fire Wednesday at Kerch Polytechnic College before taking his own life.

“The nightmare of school shootings has now come to us,” Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny said in a tweet, offering condolences to the families of the dead and to the injured. The tragedy was dubbed “Crimea’s Columbine” by local commentators, referring to the 1999 assault at Colorado’s Columbine High School in which two students massacred a dozen of their peers and one teacher before dying by suicide.


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