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Betsy DeVos Praises Career Prep in Visit to Valencia College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/26/2017 at 7:30pm

Betsy DeVos recently visited Valencia College in Florida where she talked about the importance of career prep. Today’s students would be wise to listen rather than getting wrapped up in protests.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

In First College Visit, DeVos Praises Career Prep and Community Colleges

Betsy DeVos made her first official...

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Swarthmore Students Upset Over Being Punished for Office Sit-in

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/26/2017 at 5:30pm

There are consequences for people’s actions? Why didn’t someone warn these students?

The College Fix reports:

Swarthmore students upset they actually got in trouble for office sit-in protest

Student protesters at Swarthmore College feel that one of the school’s core values is “under attack” … all because they discovered they’re actually not permitted to...

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Egypt’s Mubarak Set Free After Last of Charges Dropped

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/26/2017 at 2:00pm

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president who was forced out of office at the height of the Arab spring was released from jail Friday after final charges against him were dropped.

Mubarak spent the past six years in detention facilities.

From Reuters:

The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this...

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Florida Man Causes Massive Wildfire After Burning Books

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/26/2017 at 12:30pm
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FLORIDA MAN! Officials have contained a massive wildfire by 85% in Bryceville, located 20 miles west of Jacksonville, that destroyed two homes. A man caused the 693-acre fire when he decided to burn some books:

The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon after the unidentified man burned books and magazines outside his home...

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California Democrats Want Millionaires to Fund Free College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:30am 3/26/2017 at 10:30am
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How many times have we heard the old “make the rich pay” plan from the left? Besides, in California aren’t the millionaires already funding a lot of other big government programs?

Campus Reform reports:

CA Dems propose free tuition funded by tax on millionaires

California state legislators have proposed a bill to make public...

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Germany’s iconic Haribo Gummy Bears to be made in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:30am 3/26/2017 at 8:30am
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President Donald Trump made job creation a top priority for his administration.

But who could have known how sweet the results could be?

Germany’s iconic gummy bear will soon be “Made...

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Sbarro bombing mastermind Ahlam Tamimi feels persecuted by U.S. extradition attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/25/2017 at 6:00pm

We have documented extensively the ghoulish pleasure Ahlam Tamimi took in murdering children at the Sbarro Pizzeria in Jerusalem in 2001, including great joy when she found out that more children were killed than she previously knew.

Ahlam was released by Israel in October 2011 as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner...

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British Scientists Receive Permission to Develop Baby From Three People

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/25/2017 at 5:00pm
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This story makes this famous saying come to mind: “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” The U.K.’s fertility regulator granted permission to Newcastle University to develop a baby from the DNA of three people. Scientists

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Maryland Moves to Further Criminalize Guns on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/25/2017 at 4:00pm

While many states are moving towards allowing campus carry, Maryland is going in the opposite direction.

Herald Mail-Media reports:

Campus firearm-ban bill passes Md. Senate, sent to House

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Employee at Georgetown Learns School Sold One of His Ancestors

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/25/2017 at 3:00pm
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That’s kind of a mind blowing discovery to make, no?

The New York Times reports:

Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor

As a Georgetown employee, Jeremy Alexander watched...

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Wellesley Student Creates Database to Track Profs’ Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/25/2017 at 1:00pm

Doesn’t this seem like a waste of time for someone who’s paying to attend school in order to study?

Truth Revolt has the story:

Wellesley Student Creates Database of Professors Who Commit Microaggressions or Fail to Respect Students’ Pronoun Preferences

In true totalitarian, Cultural Revolution fashion, a Wellesley College student has created a public...

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New Kentucky Law Protects Christian Student Groups From Being Forced to Accept Non-Christian Leaders

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00am 3/25/2017 at 11:00am

Leftists will hate this law because it prevents them from taking over these groups and turning them into progressive outlets.

The College Fix reports:

Christian clubs can’t be forced to accept non-Christian leaders under new Kentucky law

Tucked into a new Kentucky law that protects religious expression in public schools are provisions that protect...

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Democrat Virginia Governor McAuliffe Signs Campus Free Speech Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:00am 3/25/2017 at 9:00am

We have to give credit where it’s due. There are plenty of reasons to dislike McAuliffe but this was a good decision.

The Daily Caller reports:

Dem Virginia Governor Signs College Free Speech Bill

Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill protecting free speech at colleges, a decision that comes amid a...

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NATO reschedules meeting so Tillerson can attend

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:06pm 3/24/2017 at 6:06pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a lot of unnecessary heat when the department revealed he could not attend a quarterly meeting due to conflicts with a visit from the Chinese president…NOT for a trip to Moscow as the media led people to believe.

NATO and the State Department have rescheduled the...

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House in Recess, Postponing GOP Health Insurance Bill Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:38pm 3/24/2017 at 3:38pm
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And that’s that.

Let the blamefest begin!

Follow Kemberlee on Twitter @kemberleekaye

 
 
 

College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits Placing Racist Flyers on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/24/2017 at 1:30pm

Nothing to see here, folks. Just another racist hoax perpetrated by leftists.

National Review reported:

College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits to Posting Fake Racist Flyers On Campus

The idea was to encourage ‘dialogue.’

The Diversity Leadership Council at Gustavus Adolphus College admits that it — with the help of other social-justice groups — planted fake racist...

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Ryan Heads to the WH, Doesn’t Have the Votes for GOP Health Insurance Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:09pm 3/24/2017 at 1:09pm

Let it die and start over.

From the NYT:

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, facing a revolt among conservative and moderate Republicans,...

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