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Chung Yoo-ra, center, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, answers questions from the media after her arrival at the Incheon International Airport Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Incheon, South Korea. Chung, who was extradited from Denmark, has arrived in Seoul to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country's ousted president Park Geun-hye. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 9:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — She is probably the most loathed 20-year-old in South Korea, the privileged daughter of the woman at the center of a corruption scandal that brought down a president. After several months in detention in Denmark, Chung Yoo-ra returned to her home country in a hoodie and...
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May 30, 2017 - 1:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A student originally from Mexico, Eric Cruz Lopez was among the most visible immigration activists on the University of Connecticut campus — up until he was charged with spray-painting expletives about President Donald Trump on the walls of school buildings. Now his arrest is...
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May 30, 2017 - 10:51 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arrest of a student activist originally from Mexico is hurting a push for Connecticut state legislation that would give students without legal immigration status at the state's public colleges and universities access to financial aid. Eric Cruz Lopez was charged on May 7...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Nihar Janga of Austin, Texas, reacts to correctly spelling a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md. To the fans watching on ESPN, Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the fans watching on ESPN, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. To the tightknit community...
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May 28, 2017 - 9:01 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina students with disabilities will be able to graduate with an "employability credential" that showcases their abilities under a new law designed to personalize students' path to success beyond high school. Advocates have long pushed for an alternative diploma that...
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May 28, 2017 - 3:30 am
BRAVES-GIANTS Blach helps Giants snap 4-game skid with 6-3 win over Braves SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ty Blach pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and gave San Francisco's struggling offense a boost with an RBI single during a three-run fourth that helped the Giants snap a four-game losing streak...
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May 27, 2017 - 10:22 pm
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis has urged graduates at New York's Bard College to use their education to "redeem the soul of our nation." The Georgia Democrat told the graduates on Saturday to keep their "eyes on the prize" and not become bitter. He...
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May 27, 2017 - 6:08 pm
DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren't doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension after she admitted to posting the video on social media. The 17-year-old...
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FILE - April 30, 2010, file photo, College of Southern Nevada baseball player Bryce Harper warms up before a college baseball game in Henderson, Nev. A few years before Bryce Harper was hitting home runs at big league ballparks, the slugger had dreams of bashing baseballs in western Colorado. Getting to Grand Junction, of all places, means you've made it to the JUCO World Series. And for every junior college player, that has been the dream destination since 1959. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
May 26, 2017 - 7:48 pm
A few years before Bryce Harper was hammering home runs at big league ballparks, the slugger had dreams of bashing baseballs in western Colorado. Getting to Grand Junction means you've made it to the JUCO World Series. And for every junior college player, that has been the dream destination since...
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May 26, 2017 - 7:53 am
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A student at a Georgia middle school has been arrested after he was found with a loaded gun. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( http://on-ajc.com/2qmEbN9 ) that Paulding County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ashley Henson says the weapon was discovered after the eighth-...
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