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Mississippi family celebrates graduation as dad, two kids all earn master’s degrees

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And, unlike in the past two previous years amid the coronavirus epidemic, most graduation ceremonies this year are taking place in person (some schools are also livestreaming the ceremonies for those who can't attend...

Extraordinary Antarctica heatwave, 70 degrees above normal, would likely set a world record

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Scientists were shocked this month when a research station in Antarctica reported extraordinarily warm weather. The temperature at Concordia Research station atop Dome C on the Antarctic Plateau -- typically known a...

JFK’s Harvard application essay goes viral on Twitter as his grandson earns dual degrees from the university

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Words from the essay were shared on Feb. 1 by a Twitter user who describes herself in her bio as a UCLA PhD student.  Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, wrote the short essay in 1935, according to the ...

University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Flynn and Giuliani

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Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had their honorary degrees revoked by the University of Rhode Island on Friday, the university announced. The Board of Trustees voted unani...

COP26 draft Glasgow Agreement strengthens language on 1.5 degrees warming

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Glasgow, Scotland A draft of the Glasgow Agreement published on Wednesday includes language acknowledging that the world should be aiming to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, which could be a first step in...

World is on track for 2.4 degrees of warming despite COP26 pledges, analysis finds

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The world is on track for 2.4 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels, if not more, according to a new analysis -- despite countries' new and updated climate pledges, including those made at the COP26...

USC is apologizing and awarding honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was disrupted after WWII

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The University of Southern California is apologizing and plans to award honorary degrees to dozens of Japanese-American students, who were not able to complete their studies in the 1940s after being sent to internme...

A group of California inmates just earned bachelor’s degrees while behind bars

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A triumphant group of incarcerated students at a prison in California began a new chapter of their lives on Tuesday after graduating with their bachelor's degrees. The 25 students, who are incarcerated at California...

Rep. Mike Gallagher: It doesn’t matter how many ‘fancy degrees’ Biden admin has, Afghanistan is a disaster

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REP. MIKE GALLAGHER: I hope he tells the truth. Thus far, every time the president addressed the nation, he has not leveled with the American people. He's told multiple lies. He said they planned for every contingenc...

These cities have the worst urban heat, where temperatures can spike 15-20 degrees in a matter of blocks

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There are places within cities where summertime heat can soar, and giant swings in temperature are observed over a matter of blocks. Neighborhoods with little tree cover, few grassy areas and a lot of concrete can b...

Canadian village ordered to evacuate due to wildfires a day after temperatures topped 121 degrees

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A day after a village in British Columbia saw Canada's highest recorded temperature, the residents of Lytton have been ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire. Mayor Jan Polderman issued the evacuation order late Wedn...

Wildfire smoke stopped Phoenix from breaking record high of 115 degrees

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Nevada and Arizona are looking at breaking all-time state record highs this week, but Phoenix was only able to tie its record Tuesday because of wildfire smoke. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasted a high ...

Southwestern temperatures could push to 115+ degrees while Northeast cools down

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Arizona, which has seen an active wildfire season already, is under an excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service. NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST: FLOOD THREAT MOVES INTO MID-ATLANTIC The elderly, children ...

Pandemic boosts increase in students seeking public health degrees

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Emory’s School of Nursing in Atlanta has seen a 32% increase in applications over the last year. Some of their most popular offerings include the nurse anesthetist program, which experienced a 171% increase in applic...