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Students enter Johnson Chapel on the Amherst College quad to hear former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speak on Wednesday
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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions says it is time to move past special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and "get on with the business of America."

 

Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.

The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-runner in the crowded Democratic contest as the party fights to determine who's best positioned to defeat President Donald Trump next year .

Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.
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The president of Bennington College is leaving the Vermont school to become leader of the Henry Luce Foundation. 

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Updated at 4:05 p.m.

A woman suing Harvard University over portraits of two 19th-century slaves says she hopes her lawsuit sparks a national reckoning with its history of racism. 

RYAN CARON KING / CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO

Three Democrats and two Republicans have won seats in the Connecticut legislature following a series of special elections. 

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