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In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna arrives for a hearing in 54th District Court during a hearing in Waco, Texas. Local leaders say a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president to serve no jail times highlights the outsized influence alumni play in shaping the criminal justice system in and around Waco. Jacob Walter Anderson was accused of raping a woman outside a 2016 fraternity party. The plea agreement allows him to avoid jail or being listed as a sex offender. The judge, prosecutor and defense attorney in the case all have degrees from Baylor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 5:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo, senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano, and Amelia, a three year old cow, right, walk on the campus of University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Montalbano, brought towering dairy cow to join his commencement photo shoot. Montalbano worked with cattle throughout his undergraduate studies with the university's Foremost Dairy Research Center. (Liv Paggiarino/Missourian via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 6:53 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot. The Columbia Missourian reports that senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano brought the 3-year-old cow, named Amelia, to campus on...
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This August 2018 photo shows Sarah Papenheim posing on a drum set at a bar in Madison, Wis. Sarah Papenheim, a native of Minnesota, was fatally stabbed Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2018, at her home in an apartment building near Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where she had been studying since 2016. (Courtesy of Adam Pryor via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 6:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American psychology student who was fatally stabbed in her Netherlands apartment had texted a friend in the U.S. six days before her death, saying her roommate threatened to kill three people. Sarah Papenheim, 21, told her friend she was going to have to go to police. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The board overseeing North Carolina’s public universities is meeting to decide the fate of "Silent Sam." The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors was meeting Friday, Dec. 14, to discuss a proposal to build a $5 million building to house the statue at UNC-Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 14, 2018 - 5:34 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public university system rejected a proposal Friday to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue, opting instead to "go back to the drawing board" to figure out what to do with the monument. University of North Carolina System...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2016 file photo, people attend an open house at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., built to replace the one that was demolished where 20 first graders and six educators were shot and killed in on Dec. 14, 2012. The school was evacuated on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 -- the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting -- after a bomb threat to the school. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators. Teachers and students at the school were sent home for the...
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa US
December 14, 2018 - 1:48 pm
Parents of students at New York City’s elite public schools have filed a federal lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio over what they say is a discriminatory plan to diversify the city’s specialized high schools.
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December 14, 2018 - 10:32 am
The U.S. Education Department says it will start forgiving federal loans for 15,000 former students whose colleges closed before they could graduate. Department officials say the $150 million in loans will automatically be wiped clean, including about $80 million for former students of the defunct...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say bomb threats sent Thursday to dozens of schools, government buildings and other locations across the U.S. appear to be a hoax. Law enforcement agencies across the country dismissed the threats, which they said were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into...
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Jesse Osborne waits for a hearing to start in the Anderson County Courthouse in Anderson, S.C., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Osborne pleaded guilty to two counts of murder for shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old student outside at recess at Townville Elementary School in Sept. 2016 when Osborne was 14 years old. A prosecutor said he will ask for a life sentence without parole when Osborne is sentenced later. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 8:56 pm
A 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at the South Carolina elementary school he once attended. Jesse Osborne faces 30 years to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced several months from now in...
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Senior Hazel Ostrowski attends her first period AP statistics class at Franklin High School Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Seattle. High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, according to a study on later school start times. Ostrowski was among a group at Franklin and another Seattle high school who wore activity monitors to discover whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night, and they reported less daytime sleepiness and grades improved. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 12, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night. They also...
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