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National & World Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators
From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
National & World Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture
Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photos and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment.
National & World Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.
National & World NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found
Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash.