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Louisiana holds special election Saturday for US House seats

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after Louisiana voters determined the state's congressional lineup, the presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic are forcing a new round of elections Sat...

House OKs Dems' immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the yea...

Florida House OK's campus 'viewpoint diversity' measure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Republican-led effort promoting ideological diversity on college campuses won approval Thursday in the Florida House after sparking debate over intellectual freedom, free sp...

COVID tax break could open door to student loan forgiveness

The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock to forgiving student loan debt: taxes . ...

Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City aims at becoming nucleus of Ho Chi Minh City’s innovative eastern urban area

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 18 March 2021 - The HCM City People's Committee has recognised the Việt Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM) as a hub of science, technology...

Despite headwinds, House set to OK Dems' immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seem poised to claim victory in the House’s first votes this year on immigration, but moving legislation on the divisive issue all the way through Congress to President Joe...

Maryland lawmakers approve $577M to settle HBCU lawsuit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a measure to pay $577 million over 10 years to settle a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination and underfunding at the state's...

'Operation Varsity Blues' reenacts and reorients a scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Smith didn’t initially think the 2019 college bribery scandal made for a good documentary subject. He was editing “Fyre,” the hit Netflix documentary about the music-festival fia...

UN Women: COVID-19 is `most discriminatory crisis' for women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of UN Women called the COVID-19 pandemic “the most discriminatory crisis” that women and girls have ever experienced on Monday, pointing to women losing jobs far more of...

Democrats find support for Biden in small-city America

MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Mary McGaw grew up in a Republican home on the rural prairie of south central Minnesota. But as she moved from her tiny town of Amboy to the nearest city of Mankato to study ...

Montana Native Americans worried about legislative influence

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bills that sought to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day were tabled in committee. Funding for two state positions dedicated to Native American communities were cut. The only Native ...

VinUniversity opens special admission round to attract international students and internationally-recognised talents

With the aspiration to create a world-class university and be among the top 50 young universities in the next 30 years, VinUniversity has announced its goal to attract excellent students from all co...

Florida lawmakers debate political bias on college campuses

Young conservatives fear being ostracized on college campuses, where school officials may be imposing an environment that promotes liberal views while stifling conservative thought, according to Flori...

South African university students clash with police, 1 dead

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least one person has died and two students have been injured in clashes between South African university students and police over tuition fees at the University of Witwatersrand...

A price tag on trauma? College town weighs Black reparations

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Professor Edwin Driver arrived in Amherst in 1948 as one of the first Black teachers hired at a flagship state university in the country. But the 23-year-old so...