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  • High court takes up Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits …


  • Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …


  • Research on mice suggests new fertility treatments

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice — a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to …


  • High court begins new term with human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …


  • Central figure in Miss. integration defies labels

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term “civil rights.” It’s as if civil rights were somehow set apart from — well, rights.


  • Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about …


  • Students, experts recoil at alcohol enema case

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalized for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas. …


  • Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup …


  • Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) — After leaving high school as a teen mother, Ashley McCullough is back on track to receive a two-year degree and work as a respiratory therapist. …


  • Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 80 years after women at Swarthmore College voted to ban sororities because they were too exclusive, a group of female students will reinstate Greek life this …


  • Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a nearly 80-year absence of sororities at Swarthmore College, female students will soon have the option of going Greek. Kappa Alpha Theta is establishing a chapter …


  • Argentine pres. challenges Harvard questions

    BOSTON (AP) — In a rare departure from her usual political style, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez responded to questions from an audience at Harvard University Thursday night. But she didn’t …


  • Student debt stretches to record 1 in 5 households

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households — nearly 1 in 5 — with the biggest burdens falling on …


  • UC agrees to pay $1M to settle pepper-spray suit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC …


  • Chemist’s inflated resume gives lawyers new doubts

    BOSTON (AP) — Revelations that a chemist at the center of a scandal at a Massachusetts drug lab might have lied about her educational background have given defense attorneys new …


  • Romney, Obama descend on battleground Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are pitching to college students and working-class voters in Ohio less than a week before early voting kicks off …


  • Chemist’s education questioned in drug lab scandal

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist whose alleged mishandling of drug samples has thrown thousands of criminal cases into question testified under oath that she holds a master’s degree in chemistry …


  • Immigrant requests strain consulates, schools

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Schools in Yakima, Wash., are taking nearly a month to deliver transcripts to former students. The Mexican consulate in Denver introduced Saturday hours last month after …


  • Ariz. school lands free Mass. Christian campus

    BOSTON (AP) — The owners of an historic campus in the hills of western Massachusetts announced Friday that they’ll give it away to a Christian college from Arizona that plans …


  • Census data another sign economy has bottomed out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after …


  • Has US economy bottomed out? Census suggests yes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving …


  • FAMU holds first home game without famed band

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Florida A&M’s Marching 100 quick-stepped across the grass, the stadium announcer’s voice would boom through the speakers to remind those in the stands that no …


  • North Dakota State U. lifts evacuation order

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has lifted its evacuation order. The university ordered all students and employees to leave campus Monday morning after it received a bomb …


  • U. of Texas orders evacuation after bomb threats

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bomb threat phoned in to the University of Texas at Austin campus Friday sent thousands of people streaming off campus as administrators warned students and …


  • NDSU orders campus evacuated due to bomb threat

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University officials are ordering the campus evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. NDSU issued a statement shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling all …


  • Man fatally shoots 1, wounds other at Ky. meeting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man who was having zoning trouble with the fence around his house shot and killed a neighbor and critically injured another at a homeowners …


  • Transcript of Bill Clinton’s remarks

    A transcript of former President Bill Clinton’s remarks Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Democratic Party: ___


  • Forget Marcus Welby: Today’s docs want a real life

    CHICAGO (AP) — Don’t call today’s young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work.


  • Can an honor code prevent cheating at Harvard?

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University, whose motto “Veritas” means “truth,” has never had a student honor code in its nearly 400-year history — as far as it knows. But …


  • Colleges open their eyes: Zs are key to GPA

    As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they’ll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some schools are also giving students …


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