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California executive avoids jail in college cheating scheme

California executive avoids jail in college cheating schemeThe owner of a California frozen foods company avoided jail Friday for paying $ 15,000 to rig his daughter’s college entrance exam in a widespread admissions scandal. Peter Jan Sartorio, of Menlo Park, California, was sentenced in federal court in Boston to a year of probation after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy in a deal with prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani also ordered him to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $ 9,500 fine.



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The prosecutor in charge of the college admissions scandal says he wants Lori Loughlin to get a harsher sentence than Felicity Huffman

The prosecutor in charge of the college admissions scandal says he wants Lori Loughlin to get a harsher sentence than Felicity HuffmanAndrew Lelling, the US attorney for the District of Massachusetts said Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, should plead guilty.



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Wealthy couple gets prison terms for U.S. college admissions scam

Wealthy couple gets prison terms for U.S. college admissions scamThe founder of a food and beverage packaging company and his wife were each sentenced to one month in prison on Tuesday for their roles in what prosecutors say is the largest college admissions scam uncovered in the United States. Gregory and Marcia Abbott received lighter sentences than the eight-month terms sought by federal prosecutors in Boston after they admitted to paying $ 125,000 to have a corrupt test proctor secretly correct their daughter’s answers on college entrance exams. The couple’s sentence by U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani also includes a requirement that they each pay a $ 45,000 fine.



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Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs

Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programsDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020 rivals. The former vice president’s $ 750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal government’s role in educating Americans beyond high school. The competing approaches reflect Democrats’ efforts to address spiking tuition costs in the United States and the $ 1.5 trillion-plus in student debt held by about 45 million Americans.



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Warren turns 'cougar' accusation into a talking point for her college debt plan

Warren turns 'cougar' accusation into a talking point for her college debt planSen. Elizabeth Warren turned an unfounded personal attack into an opportunity to promote her college debt forgiveness plan.



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Tensions over Hong Kong unrest flare on US college campuses

Tensions over Hong Kong unrest flare on US college campusesAs political tensions flare back home, Hong Kong students on U.S. college campuses say they have been ostracized and in some cases threatened by fellow students from mainland China, and they suspect they are being watched from afar by Beijing. Some say they see the hand of the Chinese government working in ways that threaten academic freedom.



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One killed, 10 injured in attack at Finnish college

One killed, 10 injured in attack at Finnish collegeOne person was killed and 10 were injured at a college in eastern Finland on Tuesday in a violent incident that a newspaper said began when a student attacked a teacher with a sword. Police said they had opened fire during the incident at a college located in a shopping center in the town of Kuopio. One person, identified as a male Finnish citizen, was taken into custody.



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Long-live the Electoral College! All of the Reasons to Keep It

Long-live the Electoral College! All of the Reasons to Keep ItSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently proposed killing it on the grounds that the presidential selection mechanism leads candidates to focus on just a handful of “swing states” that are most likely to determine the election.



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New York college student arrested in Russia over medical marijuana possession

New York college student arrested in Russia over medical marijuana possessionAudrey Lorber, a student at Pace University, was stopped at the airport in St. Petersburg with 19.05 grams of medical marijuana.



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Alabama governor apologizes for wearing blackface in college

Alabama governor apologizes for wearing blackface in collegeAlabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized Thursday for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos and actions from their university days. Ivey, 74, issued the apology after a 1967 radio interview surfaced in which her now-ex-husband describes her actions at Auburn University, where she was vice president of the student government association. "I offer my heartfelt apologies for the pain and embarrassment this causes, and I will do all I can — going forward — to help show the nation that the Alabama of today is a far cry from the Alabama of the 1960s," Ivey said.



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