Education

March 19, 2017 - 11:17 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. Maggie MacDonnell...
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Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans as they wave Lebanese flags during a protest against new taxes in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Thousands of demonstrators have descended on central Beirut to protest a broad tax hike they say is unfairly targeting the country's working classes. The Lebanese government is paralyzed over a budget proposal that would hike over a dozen tax rates to fund a salary hike for teachers and civil servants. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
March 19, 2017 - 9:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Demonstrators in downtown Beirut pelted Prime Minister Saad Hariri's car with water bottles on Sunday as protests against new taxes and a stagnant public wage scale gained force in the city. Hariri got out of his armored convoy behind the police line at the demonstration facing the...
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March 19, 2017 - 9:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers head into the final two weeks of the legislative session with a lot of unfinished business, including a state budget for the coming financial year. The General Assembly plans to adjourn on March 30, with only five days of floor votes scheduled. Lawmakers generally...
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Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood yells from the sideline during a first-round game against Michigan in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 18, 2017 - 6:27 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A year ago, Brad Underwood's Stephen F. Austin squad lost to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament, and he took the job at Oklahoma State the next day. A year later, history repeated itself. A day after Oklahoma State lost to Michigan in the NCAA Tournament, Underwood accepted...
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Northwestern guard Scottie Lindsey (20) drives around Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams (3) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 18, 2017 - 6:26 pm
The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 6:20 p.m. Northwestern's dream season could be ending shortly. The Wildcats are being outmanned by Gonzaga through the first half. The top-seeded Bulldogs lead 38-20. Nigel Williams-Goss leads Gonzaga with 14 points, six rebounds and...
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Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood yells from the sideline during a first-round game against Michigan in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 18, 2017 - 4:55 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood is leaving Stillwater for Illinois after just one season, calling the chance to lead the Fighting Illini a "once in a lifetime opportunity." Underwood spent three successful seasons at Stephen F. Austin before signing on to coach Oklahoma...
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Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood yells from the sideline during a first-round game against Michigan in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 18, 2017 - 4:39 pm
The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 4:30 p.m. The University of Illinois says it hired Brad Underwood as its men's basketball coach, a day after Underwood's Oklahoma State team lost to Michigan on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday. "I am excited to...
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In this March 11, 2017 file photo, Villanova's Kris Jenkins (2) reacts after making a three point basket during the first half of a championship NCAA college basketball game against Creighton in the finals of the Big East men's tournament in New York. Top-seeded Villanova faces No. 8 seed Wisconsin in the second round of the East region on Saturday, March 18. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
March 18, 2017 - 4:06 pm
The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 4:00 p.m. Top-seeded Villanova has some work to do. The defending national champion trails eight-seeded Wisconsin 31-27 at halftime of a second-round game in the East region. Trying to become the first back-to-back titlists in 10 years...
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino gestures during the first half of a first-round game against Jacksonville State in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 18, 2017 - 3:24 pm
The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 3:20 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino could be standing on the opposite sideline for Sunday's game — if not for a change of heart 16 years ago. The two-time national champion acknowledged that he briefly accepted the Michigan job one...
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In this Friday, March 10, 2017 photo, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin works in his office in Honolulu. Hawaii was the first state to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. For Chin, the son of Chinese immigrants, fighting the travel ban is personal. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
March 18, 2017 - 3:02 am
HONOLULU (AP) — For Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, the fight against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is personal. Born in Seattle to Chinese immigrant parents, Chin recalls being one of a few Asian students in his high school. Moving to Hawaii in 1989 and experiencing the state's...
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