Billionaire Robert F. Smith. Students at Morehouse College could not contain their joy after their commencement speaker told them he would wipe out their $40m debts.
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Billionaire Pays Off Tuition for 2019 Graduating Class of Morehouse College

May 30, 2019

Billionaire Robert F. Smith will pay the student debts of Morehouse College’s 2019 graduating class, “The Atlanta-Journal Constitution” reported. Smith announced this plan on the same day he received an honorary doctorate from the school, to which he had also already pledged a gift of $1.5 million. Is charity always so altruistic? […]

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Americans Honor Fallen Members of Armed Forces on Memorial Day

May 27, 2019

Today, Americans celebrate Memorial Day, honoring soldiers who died while serving in the military. This long-standing holiday pays tribute to fallen members of the United States Armed Forces. Monuments in Washington, D.C.’s National Mall complement this day of reverence. […]

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College Board to Assign “Adversity Score” to Students’ SATs

May 22, 2019

Students’ SATs will soon be bundled with an “Adversity Score,” “The Wall Street Journal” reported. The number, known only to college admissions officers, will indicate each student’s economic and social background. This change is due to the many factors affecting education success in and out of school. […]

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Alabama Passes Strict Legislation, Raising Privacy Concerns

May 21, 2019

Alabama has signed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bill into law, “The Guardian” reported. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act makes no exceptions for instances of rape or incest, making it the strictest abortion law in the nation. Some say the Constitutional right to privacy makes the law unenforceable. […]

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As “Game of Thrones” Ends, a Look Back on Its Troubled Start

May 20, 2019

HBO aired the series finale of its epic fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” on May 19. The series was known for its engaging storylines, dynamic characters, production value, and graphic content. Surprisingly, the show almost didn’t get made due to a troublesome first draft of its pilot script. […]

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“Jeopardy!” Contestant Breaks Record for Single-Game Winnings

April 29, 2019

A contestant on the popular television show “Jeopardy!” earned $131,127 in a single game, breaking the record for highest single-game winnings, according to the show’s website. Professional gambler James Holzhauer has amassed over a million dollars in 17 nights, with no sign of slowing down. Here’s how. […]

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47,000 U.S. Bridges Classified As “Structurally Deficient”

April 11, 2019

A new report by a Washington, D.C.-based group says over 47,000 bridges across the country need repairs, according to an article by NPR. The group, The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), estimates an 80-year timeline to fix all the bridges. But the construction and deterioration of bridges are complex matters. […]

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