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UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged atta...

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Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

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Berkeley students protest UC tuition hike

Students at U.C. Berkeley protested for a second day Friday against a tuition hike approved this week by the University of California.

More than 300 students had occupied Berkeley's Wheeler Hall, according to the university's student-run newspaper, T...

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LA student abuse settlement: $139 million

The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday.

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Can community colleges save higher ed?

There's no doubt that it's a tough time for families pondering the value of a college degree.

Local residents urged to be on alert for high levels of deadly gas

Local residents urged to be on alert for high levels of deadly gas

You can't see or smell it but if it's in your home it can be deadly.

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Berks schools awarded grants for safety programs

Schools in Berks County are among 123 across Pennsylvania that will share in $2.6 million in safe schools targeted grants.

Health Beat: Chronic inflammation and prostate cancer

One man in seven will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, behind lung cancer. New research shows some men may have twice the risk of developing prostate cancer if they've shown signs of chronic inflammation in their prostate. It's knowledge that eventually could be used in early detection.

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Affordable Care Act enrollment stats fudged

Only 6.7 million Americans were enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans as of mid-October, not 7.1 million, the Obama administration admitted Thursday.

High radon levels found in Lehigh Co. community; DEP urges testing

Residents in one Lehigh County community are urged to have their homes tested for radon.

Pocono Mountain schools to open Monday

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Students won't have to make up days missed during Frein search

Students in the Pocono Mountain School District got good news Friday.

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