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36 people, fraternity face charges in death blamed on ‘brutal’ hazing ritual

September 15, 2015


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36 people, fraternity face charges in death blamed on ‘brutal’ hazing ritual By Tina Susman Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK — By the time Chun Michael Deng — Michael to his family and friends — made it to a hospital on that cold December morning, he was struggling to breathe after being beaten and kn...

Schools want the sky to be the limit on loans

September 9, 2015


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By Janet Lorin Bloomberg News (TNS) NEW YORK — For the past nine years, graduate students in the U.S. have had almost a blank check to take out as much as $80,000 a year in government-backed loans to pay for tuition and living expenses. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks that’...

UCF frat member who chants ‘rape’ in video is suspect in sex assault

August 25, 2015


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UCF frat member who chants ‘rape’ in video is suspect in sex assault By Gabrielle Russon Orlando Sentinel (TNS) ORLANDO, Fla. — A University of Central Florida fraternity brother identified as chanting “rape” in a video recorded in June is the same man accused of sexual assaulting a woman at the fraternit...

If you’re heading to college this fall, consider these tips on how to save

If you’re heading to college this fall, consider these tips on how to save

August 25, 2015


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By Carolyn Bigda Chicago Tribune (TNS) There is the cost of college, and then there is the cost of going to college — everything from the extra-long twin bed sheets you’ll need for your dorm room to textbooks for class. The expenses can add up fast. During the 2014-15 school year, the average full...

As room and board fees rise, students look for cheaper housing

As room and board fees rise, students look for cheaper housing

August 25, 2015


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By Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES—When he moves off campus this fall, University of California, Los Angeles junior Will Van Der Wey said, he will miss the variety of dining hall meals. His homemade sandwiches just aren’t going to be as appealing. But even if his food options s...

French Lawmakers Approve Controversial Surveillance Law

French Lawmakers Approve Controversial Surveillance Law

May 5, 2015


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By Jessica Camille Aguirre dpa (TNS) PARIS — A divisive surveillance law giving broad powers to French intelligence services in the name of countering domestic terrorist threats passed with overwhelming approval in the country’s lower house of parliament Tuesday. The bill, which has come under ...

Snapchat Update Brings A Share Button To Articles, Videos From Media

Snapchat Update Brings A Share Button To Articles, Videos From Media

May 5, 2015


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Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Since January, a section of the popular social media app Snapchat has been filled with articles and video from publishers such as the Daily Mail, Food Network and People magazine. But after reading or watching something, the experience just ended. There was no ...

Fraternities Drop Student Lobbying Against Rape Investigations

Fraternities Drop Student Lobbying Against Rape Investigations

April 28, 2015


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By David Glovin Bloomberg News (TNS) New York-- College fraternities and sororities, facing an online protest by hundreds of their members, won’t ask students to push for rules making it harder for universities to investigate campus rape claims. The groups’ political arm had planned to enlist the s...

Mexicans Hold North Korean Freighter Over UN Weapons Sanctions

Mexicans Hold North Korean Freighter Over UN Weapons Sanctions

April 28, 2015


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By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) TUXPAN, Mexico — The cargo holds were empty and the 430-foot-long North Korean freighter Mu Du Bong was riding high in the water when the vessel slammed into a coral reef in Mexican waters in the Gulf of Mexico last July 14, thudding to a halt. The f...

Cuba Welcomes Removal From U.S. List Of States Sponsoring Terrorism

Cuba Welcomes Removal From U.S. List Of States Sponsoring Terrorism

April 24, 2015


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By Tracy Wilkinson Los Angeles Times (TNS) PANAMA CITY — Cuba welcomed President Barack Obama’s decision to remove the island nation from the list of states that sponsor terrorism — a list on which “Cuba never should have been included,” a senior Cuban official said. Josefina Vidal, head of...

Comcast Expands 2-Gigabit Internet Service

Comcast Expands 2-Gigabit Internet Service

April 24, 2015


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By Nancy Dahlberg Miami Herald (TNS) MIAMI –– In the race for speed, Comcast soon will offer the fastest residential Internet speed in the country to its 1.3 million residential customers in South Florida. Comcast’s Gigabit Pro will offer 2-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) service — twice as fast as its...

Video Of Islamic State Capabilities Impresses Military Experts

April 21, 2015


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By Mitchell Prothero McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) IRBIL, Iraq — The video opens with high-definition footage shot from a drone flying over an oil refinery in central Iraq, but this video isn’t from a multimillion-dollar American drone. It’s from a drone operated by the Islamic State that l...

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