AR-15 found in car of Bethune-Cookman student, Florida police say

AR-15 found in car of Bethune-Cookman student, Florida police say

A Bethune-Cookman University student was arrested Sunday night after an AR-15 rifle was found in his vehicle parked near a campus dormitory, police said. According to a Daytona Beach police report, Ronald Jacques, 20, of Miami Gardens, was charged with possession of a firearm on school property. He was being held Monday at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $10,000 bail.

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Atheism and the meaning of life

Atheism and the meaning of life

I had a recent conversation on Twitter with a Christian on whether my life has meaning. Many such theists seem to believe that life can have no meaning for atheists. The fact that we can be out there, enjoying life and the experiences it offers, seems impossible for some to grasp.

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Students walk out to support teacher suspended over Florida shooting comments

Students walk out to support teacher suspended over Florida shooting comments

Hundreds of students walked out of class Tuesday morning to support a teacher who was placed an administrative leave for his comments on the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, CBS Philadelphia reports. Timothy Locke, an AP history teacher, was placed on administrative leave after voicing his concerns over security at Cherry Hill High School East. Locke said a similar shooting could take place at the school and said two police officers are not armed on campus, The Associated Press reports.

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Neanderthals – not modern humans – were first artists on Earth, experts claim

Neanderthals – not modern humans – were first artists on Earth, experts claim

More than 65,000 years ago, a Neanderthal reached out and made strokes in red ochre on the wall of a cave, and in doing so, became the first known artist on Earth, scientists claim. The discovery overturns the widely-held belief that modern humans are the only species to have expressed themselves through works of art.

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Before they went on strike, West Virginia teachers packed bags to make sure kids didn’t go hungry

Before they went on strike, West Virginia teachers packed bags to make sure kids didn't go hungry

Teachers in West Virginia are striking for higher wages and better benefits, but not at the expense of hungry students. In West Virginia almost one in four children are in poverty. For many of them, free or reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches are their main meals of the day. Some schools even run Friday pantry programs to feed students through the weekend.

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