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School district removes ‘Huckleberry Finn’ after complaint over racial slurs

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To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been temporarily removed from some Virginia schools for racial slurs — a decision some are condemning as censorship.

Copies of the classic American novels have been lifted from the shelves of classrooms and libraries across a school district in Accomack County, Virginia, according to The Washington Post. While the books are already gone, the school district still has to decide whether it’s going to permanently ban them.

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‘Gilmore Girls’ episode 2 recap: ‘Spring’ sees Rory spiraling

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This recap contains spoilers for episode 2 of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, titled “Winter.” And if you already need a refresher, check out our recap of episode 1.

If the first episode of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival was designed to show Emily in turmoil, episode 2 is all about Rory’s descent into madness.

‘Gilmore Girls’ episode 2 recap: ‘Spring’ sees Rory spiraling

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This recap contains spoilers for episode 2 of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, titled “Winter.” And if you already need a refresher, check out our recap of episode 1.

If the first episode of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival was designed to show Emily in turmoil, episode 2 is all about Rory’s descent into madness.

Partying gets dangerous as teens Snapchat balcony hopping

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Celebrating the end of high school is a rite of passage in the education system. But celebrating by drunkenly balcony hopping is a surefire way to inspire boomers everywhere to shake their aged fists to the sky and cry “those confounded youths” over and over until the end of time.

Australian students celebrate their end of high school education by travelling to the sunshine coast in Queensland to lap up the sun…

Partying gets dangerous as teens Snapchat balcony hopping

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Celebrating the end of high school is a rite of passage in the education system. But celebrating by drunkenly balcony hopping is a surefire way to inspire boomers everywhere to shake their aged fists to the sky and cry “those confounded youths” over and over until the end of time.

Australian students celebrate their end of high school education by travelling to the sunshine coast in Queensland to lap up the sun…

Melania Trump’s racy photos land Indian minister in soup

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An Indian state education minister has come clean after accusations last week that he might have been watching porn on his phone at a public event. Cops say the minister was only checking out Melania Trump’s photos.

Karnataka education minister, Tanveer Sait, was accused last week of staring at what many could summon as pornographic photographs at Tipu Jayanti event in Raichur on Nov. 10. It turns out, Sait was…

Samantha Bee weighs in on the abundant horrors of Trump’s cabinet

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In the past seven days, an inexperienced bigot was elected to the highest office in the land and began to assemble a team of like-minded nightmares to his dirty work come January. On Monday’s episode of Full Frontal, Samantha Bee honed in on Trump’s emerging cabinet choices, including Steve Bannon, Ben Carson and Sarah Palin.

How to choose the right VR headset

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Whether you’re a hardcore techie or just a dabbler, you’ve certainly heard of VR (virtual reality) or maybe even experienced it yourself. Although it’s a nascent technology that will evolve dramatically in the coming years, VR is becoming much more mainstream and is popping up all around us.

Move fast, but be careful: The challenges of education tech

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Facebook’s old motto of “move fast and break things” is great when you’re dealing with stuff like photo sharing and autoplay video.

But what about when you’re dealing with something a bit more sensitive, such as how teachers, students and parents communicate?

Brian Grey, CEO of Remind, an app that helps students, teachers and parents do just that, joined Mashable‘s Biz Please podcast to talk about the opportunities and

Hindu priests are now helping to combat child marriage in Nepal

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Imagine your birth certificate being the only thing that can stop you from becoming a child bride. A piece of paper that could change the course of your life.

In Nepal, a girl’s cheena, or astrological chart, is playing a crucial role in deterring her from being married off before she reaches adulthood.