The democratization of American higher education was one of the vibrant, if hard-won, victories of the 20th century in the United States. Thanks especially to public colleges and universities (including community colleges), but also due to civil rights legislation and its acceleration of desegregation and co-education, increased access to private education beyond the wealthy, and other related factors, America grudgingly stumbled into an era where pretty much everyone could access some form of affordable and high quality education. Access was never equal. Inequities remained severe across class, racial, and other divides. But higher education did shift from a habit largely left to the elite to a widely recognized common good. How else were we to build an informed citizenry to build a more just and humane world?

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On Wednesday, ABC announced that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will be a contestant in the next edition of its hugely popular "Dancing with the Stars" show.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg criticizes President Donald Trump for his reversal on legislation for firearm background checks.

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It appears that not everyone is thrilled with the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars."

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Gap, the clothing retailer that has become one of the biggest names in American casual fashion, turns 50 years old today.

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is hitting the dance floor and joining the cast of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

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The winners and losers of America's great retail shakeout are becoming clear. Target and Walmart are definitely winners. Just about every traditional department store is losing.

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It's the news cat owners have been waiting for: Owning lots of cats does not, in fact, mean you're mad, sad or anxious.

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Can Deadpool rescue Spidey?

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President Donald Trump has placed the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program squarely in his anti-immigration crosshairs. Ever since Trump took the oath of office, DACA has been living on borrowed time, which may soon run out -- with potentially devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of young people.

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The other night I took a flight from Seattle to Dallas, and as I was maneuvering into my window seat in economy class, I couldn't help but wonder: If it's this difficult to get into my seat under regular conditions, how would I be able to get out in an emergency situation? And how could all the people on the plane get out in 90 seconds if there was an emergency evacuation?

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World Cup champion Carli Lloyd impressed Hall of Fame NFL scout Gil Brandt when she drilled a 55-yard field goal at Eagles training camp.

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A man has been mauled to death by his own captive lions in a game reserve in South Africa.

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We should all be doing more informational interviews.

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There have been two confirmed cases of neurological damage in a panther and bobcat in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

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