Posts Tagged ‘nation’

Lynn Swann says USC was ‘blindsided’ by alleged actions of administrator in college admissions scandal

USC athletic director Lynn Swann was in bed Tuesday when he received the call about the college admissions bribery scandal that would rock USC and several other schools around the nation. His phone rang twice around 7 a.m. before he finally picked it up the third time.

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How USC’s ‘side door’ allowed unqualified prospective students to gain admission

A prominent Napa Valley vintner worked feverishly last fall to secure his daughter’s admission to USC as a water polo recruit. The catch: The girl wasn’t qualified to join the powerhouse team that is routinely among the nation’s best. That didn’t stop the father, according to court documents.

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School board pressures Supt. Beutner for details of reform plans

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Calabasas wide receiver Jermaine Burton aims for his long journey to continue in college

Jermaine Burton’s path to being one of the top receivers in the nation has been a winding trail. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound wideout calls Calabasas High home after moving from Georgia before his junior year. He attended a school in Marietta before transferring from the Atlanta suburbs to the city..

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In a tough market, young South Koreans vie for the security of government jobs

For more than three years, Kim Ju-hee has been studying full time for an exam that feels like her only shot at a good life in South Korea.

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In the epic Trump vs. California battle, California is ahead

For most of the past two years California has been widely regarded as the nation’s preeminent center of resistance to the Trump administration. “No other entity — ,” said one writer in the American Prospect early in 2017, “not the Democratic Party, not the tech industry, surely not the civil liberties…

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Nuclear waste has been piling up across America with nowhere to go. Congress needs to act

At 74 sites around the country, radioactive waste from the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors is accumulating with no place to go. The long-standing problem is becoming a logistical and administrative nightmare.

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Berkeley goes nuclear on single-use plastic

Thank heavens for Berkeley. The famously liberal Bay Area city’s government may go over the top at times, but is not afraid to take tough and unpopular stands against public health and environmental threats. It adopted the nation’s first tax on sugary drinks , for example.

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College basketball: Top-ranked Tennessee rallies, beats Vanderbilt 88-83 in overtime

Grant Williams had the game of his life and the best free throw shooting performance by a college player in six decades. Tennessee needed every last point in its first outing this season as the nation’s top-ranked team. Williams scored a career-high 43 and made all 23 free throws as the Volunteers…

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Review: It’s ‘1776’ again, and independence is in the air

How quickly things change. In just four years, it’s become unimaginable that anyone would write a musical about our nation’s founders without giving them a hip-hop beat. But before “Hamilton” — before hip-hop, even — there was a musical called “1776,” which opened on Broadway in March 1969.

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