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Beloved Glasgow School of Art badly damaged by a 2nd fire

LONDON (AP) — Glasgow has suffered a major blow as a second severe fire in four years has gutted the historic Glasgow School of Art, one of the Scottish city's most beloved cultural treasures... Read More

North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see the historic sites where the great animal once flourished. The... Read More

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking has taken his place among Britain's greatest scientists with the burial of his ashes in Westminster Abbey, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton... Read More

How Fox's businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing co... Read More

Q&A: Christopher Plummer on playing a weed dealer at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Regal and commanding even in his youth, Christopher Plummer has turned into an even mightier force in old age... Read More

Reality star Farrah Abraham arrested at Beverly Hills hotel

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Police say former reality TV star Farrah Abraham has been arrested after attacking a security guard at the Beverly Hills Hotel... Read More

State grant will boost Veterans in the Arts program

The California Arts Council announced plans to award $16,200 to Yuba Sutter Arts for its Veterans in the Arts program.  ... Read More

UC Davis launches digital tool in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees reclaim right to education

Jihad Qusanyeh

Jihad Qusanyeh, imprisoned and tortured as a student, will be among the first Syrian refugees to assemble a virtual “backpack” in a new project to help them reclaim their right to education.

Article 26 Backpack, which uses face-to-face counseling and cloud-based technology to help refugees document and share their educational accomplishments, will launch in Lebanon beginning Friday, June 15.

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Kevin Johnson gains 3rd term as law dean

Kevin R. Johnson has been reappointed as dean of the School of Law, a position he has held since 2008. The The university’s longest-serving dean among those now in office will start his third five-year term on July 1.

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Unprecedented weather in 2017 hurts clarity level in Lake Tahoe

Historic drought followed by record-breaking precipitation and warm lake temperatures converged to produce the lowest annual average clarity levels recorded at Lake Tahoe in 2017, indicates data released by the Tahoe Environmental Research Center at the University of California, Davis.

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