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Key elements of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape allegations in doubt

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:31am

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A University of Virginia student’s harrowing description of a gang rape at a fraternity, detailed in a recent Rolling Stone article, began to unravel Friday as interviews revealed doubts about significant elements of the account. The fraternity issued a statement rebutting the story, and Rolling Stone apologized for a lapse in judgment and backed away from its article on the case.

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Michelle Obama joins D.C. students for their march to mail college applications

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:39pm

The seniors at Capital City Public Charter School experienced the usual wave of relief and anticipation after mailing off college applications Friday, as well as an added surprise: a hug from Michelle Obama.

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U-Va. community struggles with latest twist in traumatic fall semester

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:26pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Students and faculty whipsawed by traumatic events in the fall semester at the University of Virginia confronted a sudden twist Friday as the credibility of a blockbuster magazine story about a gang rape on campus fell into doubt.

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High school students protest the jury decisions in Brown and Garner killings

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:33pm

About 30 students at a Prince George’s County high school walked out of their student government class on Thursday with their hands up and marched to the school lobby to participate in a “die-in” protest.

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U-Va. and sexual assault: The scrutiny will continue

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:48pm

The University of Virginia was under the microscope for its handling of sexual assault cases long before Rolling Stone magazine weighed in with the account of a student who said she was gang-raped at a fraternity house.

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Strauss: Federally funded Common Core PARCC test going prime time in six states

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:16pm

After years of development and field testing and controversy, the new Common Core test known as PARCC is going prime time. Some 30,000 students in six states are sitting for the first official administration of the exam this month, the vanguard of some 5 million students who will take the PARCC later in the school year.

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France to compensate American survivors of Holocaust

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:45am

France has agreed to pay reparations to American survivors of the Holocaust who were deported to Nazi death camps in French trains, after a year of negotiations with the Obama administration.

The agreement, a bilateral accord with the U.S. government to be signed Monday, includes a $60 million lump-sum payment to be distributed among eligible survivors, their spouses and, if applicable, their heirs.

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