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Study: challenges caused by poverty found to impact instructional time in classroom

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According to a study led by John Rogers of UCLA, poverty-related challenges steal time away from high school class periods at low income schools. As a result, students receive an average of 30 minutes less instruction per day than peers with higher incomes. 

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Division 1 basketball star Derrick Gordon comes out

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Derrick Gordon, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, has become the first openly gay player in men’s Division I college basketball. A few days ago, Gordon came out to his family and teammates. He has now gone public with his sexuality.

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Nicki Minaj takes shot at Malcolm X’s daughter on new song

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Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj came under fire for using an iconic image of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X on her song cover. Minaj borrowed an image of X peeping out of a window with a semi-automatic weapon that was captured approximately a year before his death. The cover’s release for the song title, […]

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Transgender student sues university over on-campus housing denial

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An Oregon college student is suing his university for discrimination. Jayce Marcus, who is transgender, is a sophomore at George Fox University in Newberg. He applied for on-campus housing in one of the school’s male dormitories, but was denied admission. 

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Breaking: Pennsylvania stabbing spree leaves multiple students injured

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Twenty students were injured after a student at a Pennsylvania high school went on a stabbing spree. The suspected attacker, who is male, is in custody. 

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Autopsy reveals that Miriam Carey was shot multiple times in back by D.C. police

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An autopsy report made public six months after Miriam Carey was shot dead after leading Washington police on a car chase from the White House to the Capitol, shows that the woman was shot five times in the back. Carey, 34, was found to have suffered from mental illness. Her family has filed a wrongful […]

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Beyoncé graces cover of Out magazine, talks sexual freedom

Beyoncé will be featured on the cover of Out magazine’s annual May Power Issue (on newsstands April 22). The singer/actress, who released her surprise self-titled video album late last year, is seen as “the perfect representation of what it means to be powerful” by the magazine’s curators. 

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After nearly 25 years behind bars, innocent man walks free

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After nearly completing a 25-year sentence for murder, an innocent man will win a bittersweet victory Tuesday when he is expected to walk free. Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, served 24 years for allegedly shooting and killing 22-year-old Darryl Rush outside an apartment building in 1989. 

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Oakland senior’s 5.0 GPA lands him several college acceptance letters

Akintunde Ahmad is the latest senior to be celebrated. The 17-year-old Oakland Technical High School student’s 5.0 GPA and 2100 (out of 2400) SAT score has landed him admission to several Ivy League institutions, as well as other top colleges. 

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Al Sharpton denies claims he was an FBI informant

Reverend Al Sharpton is downplaying claims that he served as an informant for the FBI.  The claims originally surfaced via The Smoking Gun, which stated that Sharpton worked as a mob informant for the FBI in the 1980s. 

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