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Golden State Warriors Star Stephen Curry Voted NBA's 1st Unanimous MVP

article by Marc Stein via espn.go.com

PORTLAND, Ore. — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry became the first unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, winning the award for a second straight season.   461 more words

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Cleveland teens win Robotics World Championship

A team of Cleveland teens just won the FIRST Robotics World Championship, in a championship competition that included 20,000 students from 42 countries. Youth Technology Academy Team 120: Cleveland’s Team, along with students from Illinois, California and Virginia, took the top prize on April 30. 130 more words

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Anaya Ellick, 1st-Grader Born Without Hands, Wins Penmanship Award

article by Breanna Edwards via theroot.com

Little Anaya Ellick was born without hands and does not use prosthetics.

However, the first-grader at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Va., still has some of the neatest handwriting in her class and even beat out 300,000 other grade school students to win the… 159 more words

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Acclaimed Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate by John Hopkins University

article by Hadassah Egbedi via venturesafrica.com

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of widely-acclaimed novels “Americanah” and “Half of a Yellow Sun”, , has recently… 243 more words

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History Teacher Jacana Hayes Named National Teacher of the Year

article by Michael Melia via abc7ny.com

A Connecticut high school history teacher chosen as the National Teacher of the Year on Thursday says she was surrounded by poverty, drugs and violence as a child but imagined other possibilities for her life with help from educators. 374 more words

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Broadway Smash "Hamilton" Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

article by Gordon Cox, Brent Lang via Variety.com

“Hamilton,” the Broadway smash that’s looked like an awards-season favorite from the moment it opened, has been awarded the 2016  333 more words

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Makayla Reynolds becomes 1st Black Female Class President at University of Pennsylvania

article by Elizabeth Winston via thedp.com

After the votes were tallied on Friday night, small town Floridian and College sophomore Makayla Reynolds was elected as the first black female class president in Penn’s history. 443 more words

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