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Updated at 11:53 AM

Last Friday night, the Union of White NYU Students, a "community" on Facebook, posted its first status update.Linking to a student-run blog addressing diversity issues at New York University, the union's Facebook admin mused, "What does 'diversity' mean other than 'not white'? I'm not sure there is an answer to this. Is the word 'diversity' itself a discriminatory term against whites?"

Updated at 11:31 AM

Simmering racial tensions have boiled over yet again after several men shot five people who had been protesting the recent police killing of an African-American man in Minneapolis.

Updated at 10:37 AM

  One of the trademark sounds of the holidays — bells run by the Salvation Army — are getting started.   “

Posted Nov 23, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Xiao Yun's parents thought that their daughter was dead after she ran away 10 years ago and never surfaced.

Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 10:18 AM

In a single day, the world's population of northern white rhinos declined by 25 percent.

Posted Nov 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A serial burglar remains at large in Newton, though activities have slowed over the past few weeks. The Newton Police Department put out a warning Oct. 30, at that time there was series of eight burglaries by a suspect who entered homes...

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Did your child's school make the cut?

Posted Nov 19, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Spearville will face Hanover in a clash of undefeated teams at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 in the Division I title game. Hanover has won twice at Fischer Field, in 2008 and 2009. Later in the day Attica/Argonia will tangle with Victoria at 3:30 p.m., again a...

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 12:45 PM

The Kansan submitted an open record request to find out how much some coaches in Newton, and coaches in similar school districts, earn. Specifically, the Kansan requested salary schedules for the head varsity football, boys basketball and girls...

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 10:13 AM

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography and sex crime charges, telling the judge he understood that he will likely go to prison.

Updated Nov 18, 2015 at 2:22 PM

Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, leaving at least two people dead after firing 5,000 rounds during an hourslong gunbattle, a prosecutor said. Eight...

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