Latest on police-custody death: Stragglers an hour later
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Latest on police-custody death: Stragglers an hour later

    11:00 p.m. An hour after the city-wide curfew began, the intersection is mostly clear except for police and the media which is exempt from the curfew. Other officers are moving into the neighborhood beyond the intersection where a CVS was looted to get stragglers to go home. Officials called for the 10 p.m. … Continue reading

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Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters
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Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Urging Americans to “do some soul-searching,” President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday April 28, 2014 over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only “feign concern” without addressing the root causes. “This is not new. It’s been going on … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / U.S. News / Virginia

James Madison raising money for new convocation center

  HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University hopes to raise $12 million to begin work on a planned $88 million convocation center. Media outlets report that university officials unveiled plans for the center and appealed for donations on Monday. Athletic director Jeff Bourne says the university needs to secure $12 million in pledges before … Continue reading

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet
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College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show “Glee” and hit movie “Pitch Perfect” helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the soulful sound into mainstream culture. Now, they’re unlikely rock … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for
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The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for

    Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Center says all students are now accounted for at Garissa University College where 147 people were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists. The disaster center tweeted that all the surviving students have been located and are being evacuated from the college. Seventy-nine were injured in the attack and … Continue reading