5 Utah students stabbed in boy’s locker room; teen detained 
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5 Utah students stabbed in boy’s locker room; teen detained 

  OREM, Utah (AP) — As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said. The 16-year-old … Continue reading

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Chicago chief to meet monthly with black student protesters 

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police chief agreed Friday to hold monthly meetings with a group of black high school students who had planned a demonstration protesting an officer’s fatal shooting of a black man and racist text messages distributed by students at another school. Superintendent Eddie Johnson met with the group of public school students, the principal of a Catholic school where students distributed … Continue reading

Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes 
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Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes 

CHICAGO (AP) — A Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side canceled Friday classes amid concern about a demonstration, which was later postponed, to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man and a series of racially charged text messages from students. Eva Lewis, who helped organize the Black Lives Matter demonstration planned by youth in the Mount … Continue reading

Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University 
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Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump’s attorneys on Thursday agreed to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University, raising the possibility of a quick end to the 6 ½-year-old case just before it goes to trial. Daniel Petrocelli, Trump’s lead attorney on the case, also asked … Continue reading

Trial opens for suspects in Finland school shooting plot
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Trial opens for suspects in Finland school shooting plot

HELSINKI (AP) — Prosecutors say a 21-year-old former student was planning a school shooting in central Finland that would kill at least 40 students. Prosecutor Eija Velitski says the woman had agreed to buy handguns, automatic weapons and hand grenades, among others things, from a 42-year-old-male accomplice who is also charged in the trial that started Friday at … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech president wants to double minority enrollments

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands is calling on the university to double its enrollment of underrepresented minority groups over the next six years. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2fPpaTm) that currently, about 12 percent of Tech’s students are black, Hispanic or of Pacific Islander descent. Sands said during a board of visitors meeting Monday … Continue reading

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Oregon professor under fire for wearing blackface at party 

Law School Dean Michael Moffitt said the unidentified professor has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a civil rights investigation, The Register-Guard reported (https://is.gd/qaNjMy). “The use of blackface, even in jest at a Halloween party, is patently offensive and reinforces historically racist stereotypes,” university President Michael Schill wrote in an email he … Continue reading