Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters
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Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Urging Americans to “do some soul-searching,” President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday April 28, 2014 over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only “feign concern” without addressing the root causes. “This is not new. It’s been going on … Continue reading

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James Madison raising money for new convocation center

  HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University hopes to raise $12 million to begin work on a planned $88 million convocation center. Media outlets report that university officials unveiled plans for the center and appealed for donations on Monday. Athletic director Jeff Bourne says the university needs to secure $12 million in pledges before … Continue reading

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet
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College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show “Glee” and hit movie “Pitch Perfect” helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the soulful sound into mainstream culture. Now, they’re unlikely rock … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for
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The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for

    Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Center says all students are now accounted for at Garissa University College where 147 people were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists. The disaster center tweeted that all the surviving students have been located and are being evacuated from the college. Seventy-nine were injured in the attack and … Continue reading

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James Patterson giving another $250,000 to school libraries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks after launching a $1.25 million project to help publicschool libraries, James Patterson is adding another $250,000. The best-selling author has received more than 10,500 applications for funding, and Patterson announced Monday March 23, 2015, he wants to keep up with the “immediate and overwhelming response.” The … Continue reading

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Penn State president: Fraternity system may be re-evaluated

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Some senior university leaders at Penn State believe their fraternity system needs to be re-evaluated following a police investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs of women by a now-suspended fraternity, the university’s president said. Eric Barron told faculty, staff and students in a statement sent to … Continue reading