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Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana school board’s office went on temporary lockdown after getting death threats from around the world in response to widely viewed video of a teacher screaming while being handcuffed at a school board meeting. The threats have come from as far away as South America, ...

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Little Rock Nine member writes book detailing experience

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One of the nine black teenagers who were escorted to Central High School in Little Rock by federal troops 60 years ago has written a book about her role in the school’s racial desegregation. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Elizabeth Eckford reflects on her time ...

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Nebraska nonprofit seeks school concussion injury policy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit advocacy group has asked Nebraska’s State Board of Education to create a model policy for schools to assess and monitor students who have brain injuries. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska told the Education Board last week that schools ...

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Campus free speech fears ‘whipped up’, says university boss

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption There is little evidence that universities are inhibiting free speech argues Prof Tickell Claims that universities are inhibiting free speech are based on misleading evidence “whipped up to create a moral panic”, a university leader has told a Parliamentary committee. Universities thrive on free ...

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CES 2018: Power cut at major Las Vegas electronics show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much of the Las Vegas venue lost power The giant consumer electronics show CES has suffered a power cut, plunging part of the event into darkness. The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)’s central hall went dark at around 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT) . ...

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Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

BALTIMORE (AP) — The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms. Schools were challenged in other cities affected by the cold ...

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Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Fire tablets

Messenger Kids, Facebook’s new app designed to allow those under the age of 13 to more safely communicate thanks to parental controls, is today launching on Fire tablets. The service had originally debuted on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in early December, but today’s launch will also see it arrive ...

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