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Slain Maryland student honored on his graduation day

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:12:53 GMT

Today should have been the day Richard Collins III walked across a stage in a cap and gown.(image)

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Bananas, nooses on campus spark protests, demands

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:06:28 GMT

It's mid-May, and the talk around American University should be of graduation, internships and students' plans for the summer. Instead, it's about nooses and bananas.(image)

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What it's like to be the target of racist incidents on campus

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:08:25 GMT

Taylor Dumpson was elated. On May 1, she became student government president at American University -- the first African-American woman ever to hold the job.(image)

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Concerns grow over racist incidents on campus

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:48:52 GMT

Concerns are growing after a string of racist incidents at universities across the country, including one targeting the student government president at American University. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.(image)

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Lewinsky: Fox News was 'my nightmare'

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:52:31 GMT

Monica Lewinsky is sharing her unique perspective in the wake of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes' passing, accusing him of building his network on the story of her relationship with then-President Bill Clinton, which made her life a "nightmare."(image)

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Aaron Hernandez called cellmate his 'heart'

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:11:24 GMT

Aaron Hernandez, the late New England Patriots player found dead last month in prison, made several requests to be moved to another part of the lockup and be bunked with other inmates, including one he called his "heart."(image)

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1 dead and 9 hospitalized after eating nacho cheese sauce

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:18:58 GMT

One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.(image)

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A drink a day tied to higher breast cancer risk, report says

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:08:44 GMT

Researchers have long known that having one too many cocktails might be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.(image)

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Trump admin scales back threat to sanctuary cities

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:12:32 GMT

The Trump administration will not go after all federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, the Justice Department announced Monday -- an acknowledgment that making good on such a threat would likely have been impossible.(image)

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SCOTUS calls North Carolina's congressional maps unconstitutional

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:15:03 GMT

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional district maps in North Carolina Monday, holding that the state had engaged in an unconstitutional gerrymander.(image)

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Texas lawmakers pass controversial bathroom, adoption bills

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:15:47 GMT

The Texas House of Representatives on Sunday approved a limited "bathroom bill" that would require public high school students to use restrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates.(image)

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Was Trump calculating or naive on Russia probe?

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:19:33 GMT

President Donald Trump may have nothing to hide when it comes to alleged links between his campaign and Russia -- but he is behaving in a way that makes it look like he does.(image)

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Trump's budget by the numbers: What gets cut and why

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:58:12 GMT

President Donald Trump's team released its first full budget proposal on Tuesday, and while lawmakers are likely to dismiss most of it -- as they traditionally do with most White House wishlists -- the document provides fresh insight into the administration's priorities.(image)

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Trump seeks $1.6B for border wall

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:00:39 GMT

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget calls for more spending for border security and immigration enforcement -- but the ask is still modest compared to what fulfilling his campaign pledges would likely cost.(image)

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Venezuelans are the top US asylum seekers today

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:15:04 GMT

One in every five asylum seekers in the US this year is Venezuelan, a troubling trend that speaks to the severity of the country's many crises.(image)

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Trump wants to sell half of emergency US oil reserve

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:53:20 GMT

President Trump wants to sell off half of the oil sitting in the strategic reserve, which is made up of a complex of tanks and deep underground storage caverns.(image)

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Apple hires first VP of diversity

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:53:14 GMT

Longtime Apple employee Denise Young Smith has taken on a new role as vice president of inclusion and diversity.(image)

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