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While Trump praises Qatar, education officials seek scrutiny

Jul. 10, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

When President Donald Trump welcomed the emir of Qatar to Washington with a lavish Treasury Department dinner, the guest list included the president of Georgetown University, one of six U.S. schools that operate branch campuses in the tiny Persian Gulf nation. But even as Trump stood before his guests and praised...

Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE

Jul. 9, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers' knowledge or consent. Public records obtained...

Website documents histories of Georgetown-owned slaves

Jun. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researching...

Trump administration reviewing foreign money to US colleges

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department has opened investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges. Both universities are being ordered to disclose years of financial records amid concerns they...

GOP leaders: Economy helped remove kids from TennCare rolls

Jun. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Republican elected officials in Tennessee say their state's improved economy is partly why at least 128,000 children were cut from its low-income health insurance programs over the past two years — but Democrats and some health care advocates dispute that contention. Gov....