Education issues

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 17, 2018 - 10:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "does not involve any potential federal crime" for the FBI to investigate. The...
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September 14, 2018 - 5:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Body camera video from two campus police officers in Oregon shows they ordered a legally armed black man to drop a gun before opening fire, killing him. Portland State University released the video Friday after Officers James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie were cleared of wrongdoing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Austin Boutain, a suspect in the fatal shooting of University of Utah student Chenwei Guo, is led out of the University of Utah Department of Public Safety in Salt Lake City. Boutain, an ex-convict charged with gunning down a University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man, pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping charges Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, file)
September 12, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ex-convict pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the plea agreement that allowed him to avoid the death...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, Dr. Leana Wen stands in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, during her medical residency. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, Wen, an immigrant from China who has been Baltimore's health commissioner for nearly four years, was named as the new president of Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 12, 2018 - 3:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was 8 was named Wednesday as Planned Parenthood's new president, the first doctor to hold the post in five decades. Dr. Leana Wen will assume the role Nov. 12, six days after midterm elections in which Planned Parenthood's...
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September 08, 2018 - 5:35 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Marjory Stoneman Douglas's first home football game of the season paid tribute to the 17 victims of the February massacre on its campus, with the number 17 displayed on the field and on every player's helmet. The tributes carried over to the scoreboard. Douglas beat South...
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Protesters in black veils walk the hallways of the Hart Senate Office building on the fourth day of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 07, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A student who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is urging senators to reject the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett...
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September 05, 2018 - 2:40 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida school massacre (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is recommending that at least one police officer be assigned to each of the state's public high and middle schools...
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Samuel Woodward talks to his attorney Edward Munoz before being led out of a court hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Woodward is charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool)
September 04, 2018 - 7:50 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges that he murdered a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime after prosecutors linked him to the stabbing through DNA and showed he had troves of homophobic and hateful material on his...
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Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jamie Guttenberg who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., left, attempts to shake hands with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, right, as he leaves for a lunch break while appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh did not shake his hand. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 04, 2018 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday's confirmation hearing. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie died in the February 2018 attack, approached...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a visit of the Federal School Safety Commission at Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md. DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. Her comments came Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and local jurisdictions always "had the flexibility" to decide how to use federal education funds. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 01, 2018 - 7:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos' comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers,...
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