DeVos Loosens For-Profit College Rules; More State Cash May Head To Religious Schools...

Jun 30, 2017 by

Hello and welcome to our weekly education news roundup. DeVos “presses pause” on for-profit college regulation Two weeks ago, we reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was rolling back the “gainful employment” rule intended to rein in for-profit...

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To Solve Gruesome Desert Mysteries, Scientists Become Body Collectors...

Jun 30, 2017 by

Before she confronts death straight on, Melissa Connor always puts on a pair of rubber boots. The shelf she takes the shoes from includes a bottle of hand sanitizer, a sign warning people to check their shoes for scorpions and a bundle of wooden stakes...

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Suspected Mexican Mafia 'soldiers' charged in series of violent attacks at L.A. County jail...

Jun 30, 2017 by

Fourteen people, including 12 Los Angeles County jail inmates, have been charged in connection with a series of violent prisoner assaults orchestrated by the Mexican Mafia, authorities announced Friday. Members of the notorious prison gang directed...

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GOP's Plan B for Obamacare — repeal first, replace later — began with quiet push from Koch network...

Jun 30, 2017 by

President Trump’s surprise suggestion Friday that deadlocked Senate Republicans shift their focus to simply repealing Obamacare — and worry about replacing it later — has its roots in a Koch network proposal that has been shopped around Congress for...

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China's Xi says there's no tolerance for subversion in Hong Kong...

Jun 30, 2017 by

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China’s sovereignty and stability would be “absolutely impermissible,” employing some of his harshest language yet toward pro-democracy activities in the...

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