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  • They said no to Alice Munro: The Nobel winner's rejection letters

    The Canadian writer Alice Munro just wasn’t new and exciting enough. Not in the eyes of the editors at Alfred A. Knopf who rejected her work in the 1960s and '70s. “There’s no question that the lady can write but it’s also...
  • Friends, students reminisce about teacher slain in Benghazi, Libya

    Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad. Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...
  • 'The Square' Takes Top Trophy at International Documentary Awards

    Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian Revolution documentary "The Square" has won the best feature award from the International Documentary Association. The award, presented Friday night at the Directors Guild of America theater, adds to a growing list of kudos...
  • Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order

    Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order
    Move over, Starbucks, there's a new barista in town. A robot barista is taking over modern coffee culture at a commons area at the University of Texas at Austin. And it always remembers your order.  This Briggo automated coffee machine may not be human,...
  • X Games to gear up and then say goodbye to L.A.

     X Games to gear up and then say goodbye to L.A.
    In 2003, the X Games came to Los Angeles in what was supposed to be a two- or three-year experiment. Before long, they turned into a fruitful, highly anticipated event that has encapsulated action sports in the Southland for 11 years. This year's X...
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
  • Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

    Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
    A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate. Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
  • Lil Wayne seizure puts spotlight on rappers' use of 'sizzurp'

    The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...
  • Supreme Court retains affirmative action if needed for diversity

    WASHINGTON - Defying widespread expectations that they were on the brink of doing away with affirmative action in higher education, the Supreme Court justices Monday upheld using race as a factor in admissions decisions but said colleges and...
  • Fera confirms transfer to Texas

     
    Kicker Anthony Fera released a statement Thursday confirming that he has transferred to Texas. In the statement, Fera said a personal issue was at work and that he still intends to graduate from Penn State. Here's the text of his......
  • Valencia names new president for 2 campuses

     
    Valencia College has named Stacey Johnson, who worked most recently as vice president of academic affairs at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, as the new president of two of Valencia's campuses. Johnson will replace Ruth Prather, who retired recently as...
  • “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 19: College Edition gives viewers a vote

     
    The latest edition of America’s Next Top Model is looking to shake things up. After the shocking April announcement that long-time mentor Jay Manuel, judge Nigel Barker and runway coach J. Alexander would not be returning, ANTM Cycle 19 returns with...