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Loan relief granted to defrauded for-profit college students

Jun. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates’ success in finding jobs. The Biden administration said it is approving 18,000 loan...

Spanish prize honors group empowering African girls, women

Jun. 16, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A consortium of non-profit groups that aims to reduce poverty in Africa through educating more girls and empowering women has won a Princess of Asturias award. The Campaign for Female Education, or CAMFED, was chosen in the International Aid category, a...

Ohio to name 4th Vax-a-Million winners as vaccinations stall

Jun. 16, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state prepared to announce the fourth pair of Ohio Vax-a-Million winners Wednesday evening even as the bump from the incentive program fades and vaccination numbers remain stagnant. More than 3.4 million Ohioans entered their names for a shot...

School investigates use of antisemitic imagery in yearbook

Jun. 16, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts middle school is investigating after antisemitic imagery and other inappropriate words and drawings were found drawn in student yearbooks, schools officials said. The eighth-grade students at Hurley Middle School in Seekonk “drew...

Man with guns in car on UNC-Chapel Hill campus arrested

Jun. 16, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police at a North Carolina university arrested a man who a security officer found on campus Tuesday sleeping inside a car with multiple firearms. Officers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill charged Joseph John Radomski, 39, of...

Ohio budget may impact broadband money, government networks

Jun. 16, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate’s budget plan would squash the state’s momentum toward boosting broadband access and make it harder to get more residents connected to high-speed internet in areas where the private sector isn’t stepping in, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said. ...

West Virginia University plans to fully open campuses

Jun. 16, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University plans to fully open its campuses this fall due to recent drops in COVID-19 cases across the country. In a news release Tuesday, the university cited state figures showing the number of active coronavirus cases statewide...

After enrollment dips, public schools hope for fall rebound

Jun. 16, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Ashley Pearce’s daughter was set to start kindergarten last year in Maryland’s Montgomery County school system. But when it became clear that the year would begin online, Pearce found a nearby Catholic school offering in-person instruction and made the switch. Now...

Advocates mark DACA's 9th anniversary, urge Congress to act

Jun. 15, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immigration advocates in Nevada marked the ninth anniversary Tuesday of the Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation but urged Congress to pass permanent protections. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as...

Southern Baptists' new leader: long career as bridge builder

Jun. 15, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

As ideological divisions wracked the Southern Baptist Convention this year ahead of a pivotal national meeting, one of the leading candidates for its presidency, Ed Litton, embraced a role as the man best equipped to build bridges and promote unity. “From time to time,...