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Saudi student at University of Wisconsin-Stout dies after assault

By Jesse Garza & Karen Herzog Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/(TNS) MENOMONIE, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia died Monday, one day after being assaulted on a street in downtown, Menomonie police and school officials said. Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, ...

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UC Berkeley fraternities suspend social events after sexual assault reports

By Katy Murphy The Mercury News/(TNS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Leaders of the University of California, Berkeley’s Greek system have taken the unusual step of suspending social activities in the wake of reports that two students were sexually assaulted at ...

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Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times/TNS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama first said in 2010 he wanted to send astronauts “to orbit Mars ...

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Giants celebrate World Series win with parade

Were you a bit behind on sporting news, you might have thought those were witches’ brooms bobbing along the sidewalks Wednesday, not symbols of the Giants’ World Series sweep. Or that San Franciscans have a thing for pandas and giraffes, ...

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UC president vows to review police procedures at campuses

Two University of California, Davis campus police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave over their controversial use of pepper spray on student protesters, university officials announced Sunday as the UC system president said he was "appalled" by the incident and promised a review of police procedures at all 10 UC campuses.

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TCU reconsiders housing plans for gay students

Texas Christian University may cancel plans to designate some on-campus apartments for gay students and their supporters.

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College Board shows support for Dream Act

A prominent group of more than 5,000 colleges and universities is supporting legislation that would offer some undocumented youths a path to citizenship through college or the military.

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NFL Draft should stay on Saturday, right?

I forget now, is it excess or imitation that’s the sincerest form of flattery?

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Bay Area goes wideouts

Michael Crabtree – diva, devil or dream receiver – is everything the 49ers needed and could not have ever expected to receive.

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Jets trade up for Sanchez

The Jets pulled off the blockbuster move of the 2009 NFL draft, and they did it with the help of an old friend.

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Where will Sanchez end up?

Mark Sanchez’s week began with at least 10 radio interviews, four television appearances and attending class at USC.

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Students travel to South Africa

Brittany Lovato has literally run out of lap space. The 17-year-old, who lives near Watsonville, Calif., sits in the middle of a play yard in Johannesburg, South Africa, giving the most important gift she can give — her time and affection.

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NCAA bigger than Facebook?

The all-powerful institution governing college sports expects universities to step up and help it enforce recruiting rules in the decidedly unruly online world.

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NFL goes Wild-cat

As soon as Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown shifted behind center Samson Satele to take the shotgun snap, one could hear the buzz of anticipation spread throughout the stands while sensing the panic of surprised defensive coordinators.

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Cost of college has high school seniors weighing their options

This year, money is the driving factor for a growing number of high school seniors, who are spreading out the acceptance letters and crunching the numbers to decide what colleges to attend this fall.

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The top 10 tight ends

Here is a peak at the Top 10 in the draft class --— without former Fresno State tight end Bear Pascoe

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Recession survival guide: Harsh welcome to real world

The Class of 2009 may be cursing the economy, but they can’t let it distract them from their job search.

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Cutler’s wish granted in trade to Chi-Town

Less than 45 hours after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen announced Jay Cutler would be traded, the 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback was sent to Chicago. Franchise quarterbacks entering their prime don’t lack aggressive suitors.

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