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Virginia high school focus of football hazing investigation

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — An investigation into a suspected hazing incident has resulted in the arrest of a Spotsylvania High School football player, and the sheriff’s department says other players are under investigation. The 15-year-old player was arrested Friday in connection with the reported hazing of two players on Oct. 23 in the school locker … Continue reading

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Biden tells college students to intervene to prevent assault

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden brought a White House initiative to prevent campus sexual violence to his alma mater Thursday, urging the Syracuse University audience to take a pledge to intervene if they see the potential for assault. “She’s nearly passing out and you see your roommate or fraternity brother walking her … Continue reading

Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria
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Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Sixteen years ago, Lanre Akinola completed academic requirements to receive a degree in statistics from a Nigerian university. But Akinola had taken on extracurricular activities: protesting against military dictatorship and filthy dorms. The University of Ilorin withheld his degree, and did the same two years later to Rasheedat Adesina, another protester. … Continue reading

In disappointing season, Georgia Tech still hoping for bowl
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In disappointing season, Georgia Tech still hoping for bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Outside of a stunning upset of Florida State, there hasn’t been much to cheer about at Georgia Tech. Injuries and lackluster play have turned the Yellow Jackets into one of the country’s most disappointing teams. Yet there’s a minor consolation prize still within reach. If Georgia Tech (3-6, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) … Continue reading

The Latest: University of Missouri leaders meeting Wednesday
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The Latest: University of Missouri leaders meeting Wednesday

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The University of Missouri system’s governing board plans to meet Wednesday afternoon. The Board of Curators’ meeting comes two days after system President Tim Wolfe and Columbia campus Chancellor R. … Continue reading

1 dead, 1 hurt in Winston-Salem State University shooting
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1 dead, 1 hurt in Winston-Salem State University shooting

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — One student was shot dead and another wounded after gunfire erupted Sunday near dormitories on the Winston-Salem State University campus. Authorities were searching for a suspected gunman, but police and university spokesman Aaron Singleton would provide no identifying details. The historically black school urged visitors to the campus to stay away, … Continue reading

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2 VCU students killed in falls; ruled accidental

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In separate incidents, two Virginia Commonwealth Universitystudents died in accidental falls. Richmond police say 25-year-old Benjamin G. Sykes died from a fall from elevated railroad tracks. The fall occurred Friday night. Sunday, 21-year-old Christopher J. Ducic was found unconscious on a city street. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1LMV9tD) says an autopsy concluded … Continue reading

The Latest: District leaders talk about arrest of student
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The Latest: District leaders talk about arrest of student

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the confrontation between a South Carolina deputy and a student recorded on cellphone video (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The board chairman for Richland County School District 2 says the video of the arrest of a female student was “shamefully shocking.” Chairman James Manning spoke … Continue reading