Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day
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Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said. The group was charged Saturday with felony rioting, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to … Continue reading

DeVos: Won’t dismantle public schools as education secretary
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DeVos: Won’t dismantle public schools as education secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice. DeVos said she would address “the needs of all parents and students” … Continue reading

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‘Unprecedented:’ Entire school board in Franklin ousted

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district is without a school board after all seven members resigned. The Virginian Pilot reports that (http://bit.ly/2erR06T ) the Franklin City Council unanimously accepted the resignations of the school board members this week amid a dispute over financial matters. Interim Superintendent Kelvin Edwards said in a statement that … Continue reading

Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes 
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Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes 

CHICAGO (AP) — A Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side canceled Friday classes amid concern about a demonstration, which was later postponed, to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man and a series of racially charged text messages from students. Eva Lewis, who helped organize the Black Lives Matter demonstration planned by youth in the Mount … Continue reading

Japan princess misses school for a month for health reasons
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Japan princess misses school for a month for health reasons

TOKYO (AP) — A granddaughter of Japan’s Emperor Akihito is not feeling well and has missed school for a month. Palace officials said Wednesday the 14-year-old Princess Aiko has been staying home since Sept. 26, after complaining of stomach problems and dizziness attributed to fatigue from studying for exams and practicing for an athletic event … Continue reading

Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
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Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist … Continue reading

Police evacuate all schools on Canada’s Prince Edward Island
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Police evacuate all schools on Canada’s Prince Edward Island

TORONTO (AP) — More than 19,000 students on the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island have been evacuated because of a “potential threat.” The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that students at more than 60 English language and French language schools are being taken to safe locations by staff outside the schools, where … Continue reading

Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State
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Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State

by Omar Ross, news editor On Friday, Sept. 16, Eddie N. Moore, Jr. was invested as the sixth president of Norfolk State University. The Board of Visitors appointed Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as President and CEO of Norfolk State University on December 11, 2015. The Investiture Ceremony is to inaugurate Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as the … Continue reading

University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time
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University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Some footwear stores videotape a jogger’s gait on a treadmill to help determine the kind of running shoe that would be the best fit. The University of Michigan is taking that practice a few steps beyond. The School of Kinesiology’s Michigan Performance Research Laboratory attaches motion-capture sensors to runners’ legs … Continue reading

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School officials, EPA trade blame on school mercury response

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials insist they followed federal guidance when they quarantined more than a thousand middle school students overnight over the discovery of several drops of mercury, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that no such standards exist. EPA workers help during spills of the neurotoxin, a fairly frequent … Continue reading