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A Florida teacher was filmed falsely telling students ‘Antifa’ was behind the Capitol riots


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Thousands of Yale and Harvard law school alumni and students petition for Cruz and Hawley to be disbarred


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Miami schools paid $9M to 5 students raped by ex-teacher, then tried to keep it quiet


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Nigerian states close schools after students kidnapped in Katsina


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Chinese students have cooled on US. Could Biden change that?


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Nigeria’s Katsina school abduction: Boko Haram says it took the students


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AOC attacked Trump and Republicans on Twitter over rising college costs, arguing that many lawmakers didn’t understand students’ financial struggles


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A bipartisan group of Georgia teens is trying to flip the Senate by enlisting thousands of students to vote in the January runoffs


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Racist threats rattle students, faculty at university

Racist threats rattle students, faculty at universityWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University, the department chairman says he’s still waiting for university leaders to announce a meaningful response. Alarmed by what he deemed white supremacist terrorism, chairman Joseph Soares canceled sociology classes for a week. When they resumed, Wake Forest police officers were stationed outside classrooms and the building itself.



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China Student’s Jailing for U.S. Tweets Shows Beijing’s Reach

China Student’s Jailing for U.S. Tweets Shows Beijing’s Reach(Bloomberg) — Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.The case of a Chinese student jailed for tweets he sent while studying in America underscores that being overseas is no protection from Beijing’s censors.Luo Daiqing, who attends the University of Minnesota in the U.S., was sentenced to six months in jail by a district court in November for “provocation” after he posted tweets that “defaced the image of the country’s leaders” and had a “negative impact” on society. He was detained in his hometown of Wuhan between July 12 and Jan. 11.A Twitter account linked to Luo posted photos showing government slogans printed over a cartoon villain who looks similar to Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to Axios, which first reported the case Wednesday. The account, which was inaccessible on Thursday, also posted images of Winnie the Pooh, whose likeness is considered sensitive on Chinese social media due to unflattering comparisons to the Communist Party chief.The case is another sign that China is cracking down on government criticism, even outside its borders. While Twitter Inc.’s service is one of many foreign websites banned on the mainland, it’s accessible using virtual private network software that mask a user’s location and Chinese propaganda organizations maintain a robust presence on the platform.The court said Luo had “confessed” to using a false identity for a post that included altered pictures in a bid to attract attention. He later deleted them after realizing they were “improper.” Human rights groups have long accused Chinese authorities of extracting forced confessions as a condition of release, even though local law excludes such evidence from trial.The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing didn’t immediately respond to a faxed request for comment Thursday.U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican who sits on the Intelligence Committee, criticized the prosecution in a statement.“The Chinese Communist Party has banned Twitter, so the only people who even saw these tweets were the goons charged with monitoring Chinese citizens while they’re enjoying freedom here in the United States,” Sasse said. “This is what ruthless and paranoid totalitarianism looks like.”\–With assistance from Lin Zhu.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Sharon Chen in Beijing at schen462@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Chris KayFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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