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From Right: U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar at a press conference at the Capitol on Monday. President Trump has accused the "squad" of hating America and has said they should "go back" to where they came from. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images hide caption

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'He Says Stupid Stuff': Amid Outrage, Trump Supporters Shrug Off Racist Language

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Former Stanford Sailing Coach Avoids Prison Time For College Admissions Scandal

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Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer was sentenced to two years of supervised release, with the first six months in home confinement, and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Stanford Coach Will Not Serve Prison Time For Admissions Scandal

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Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (right) tries to stop St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final Sunday in St. Louis. The Bruins won, forcing a Game 7 on Wednesday. Scott Kane/AP hide caption

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From Drought To 'Title-Town': Why Boston Fans Remain Insatiable

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Boston Vies For 3rd Major Sports Title In A Year As Bruins Compete For Stanley Cup

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Felicity Huffman, center, departs federal court with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Boston, where she pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Felicity Huffman, In Tears, Pleads Guilty In College Bribery Scandal

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Actress Felicity Huffman Enters Guilty Plea For College Admissions Scandal

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President Trump holds up a Red Sox team jersey that was presented to him by outfielder J.D. Martinez Thursday at the White House. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Concern is growing about a burgeoning online market for essays that students can buy and turn in as their own work. And schools are trying new tools to catch it. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Buying College Essays Is Now Easier Than Ever. But Buyer Beware

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How Students May Be Cheating Their Way Through College

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Jeremy Richman's 6-year-old daughter, Avielle, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. After her death, he worked to support neuroscience research on harmful behavior. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Students at UCLA and elsewhere are not surprised at the admissions cheating scandal rocking the higher education world. They are more frustrated, and cynical. UCLA was one of the institutions caught up in the scam. Megan Schellong/NPR hide caption

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College Students See Nothing New In Admissions Scandal

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Litigation Is Likely For New Title IX Guidelines

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The Women's March in Kern County, Calif. was one of many around the nation where postcards were distributed, encouraging people to submit comments opposing Secretary DeVos' plan to change Title IX regulations . Courtesy Kimberly Kirchmer hide caption

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Trump Administration Gets An Earful On New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

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