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This Teen Planned A School Shooting. But Did He Break The Law?

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During the Scripps National Spelling Bee's 92nd year, eight co-champions took home the spelling bee cup after a record-breaking and exhausting night that ended in the 20th round. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A Spelling Bee Coach On How To Spell Success

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Emmanuel Mahgerefteh, an incoming freshman from Roanoke, Va., is deciding whether to enroll at Virginia Tech in the fall or take the free community college offer. Courtesy of Emmanuel Mahgerefteh hide caption

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Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, stands for a portrait at his office. He will soon become the Smithsonian Institution's new secretary. Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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Lonnie Bunch III Takes Helm Of The Smithsonian: 'I Feel The Weight Of History'

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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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The University of Alabama's law school sign was changed on Friday after the university decided to return the largest single donation it has ever received. The move followed a dispute with donor Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Blake Paterson/AP hide caption

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University Of Alabama Releases Emails Regarding Donor's Rejected Gift

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University of Alabama employees remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. from its law school's sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, after the board of trustees voted to return $21.5 million to longtime donor Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. Blake Paterson/AP hide caption

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Ethan Roberts, a rising high school senior, works at a Walmart in Fayette County, Ga. He says he plans to take advantage of the company's new benefit that will pay for standardized test preparation. Courtesy of Ethan Roberts hide caption

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Desperation And Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students Or Lock Them In Rooms

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Some cottonwood trees are home to microorganisms that are known methane producers. Sean Bagshaw/Science Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Getting Fire From A Tree Without Burning The Wood

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Philosophy professor Abby Everett Jaques of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a class called Ethics of Technology to help future engineers and computer scientists understand the pitfalls of tech. Courtesy of Kim Martineau, MIT Quest for Intelligence hide caption

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Solving The Tech Industry's Ethics Problem Could Start In The Classroom

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