High school students offer a silent ovation while a classmate with autism receives his diploma

When Jack Higgins — who has a severe form of autism — approached the stage at his high school graduation he plugged his ears with his fingers to block what he thought would be applause and cheers. Instead, he was met by silence: His classmates respected his sensitivity to noise. https://cnn.it/2XFBjQf Source

University of Texas to cover tuition at flagship campus for students from low-income families

Students whose families make less than $65,000 a year will be able to attend the University of Texas flagship campus in Austin without having to worry about tuition University of Texas to cover tuition at flagship campus for students from low-income families Source

Police say a crowd took the law into their own hands, beat to death a man who stole a car with kids inside

“I’m not a fan of street justice,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Jason Smith said at a press conference. “I think everything should play out through us as it comes to criminal actions.” Police say a crowd took the law into their own hands, beat to death a man who stole a car with kids inside Source

A sorority canceled its convention because of Hurricane Barry. Members donated 17,000 meals to storm victims

The group donated 17,000 meals to the Second Harvest Food Bank of South Louisiana, which will store them in a cooler through the storm, and then give them to residents who weather Barry, the food bank said Friday in a Facebook post. A sorority canceled its convention because of Hurricane Barry. Members donated 17,000 meals […]

Even after first debates, Joe Biden still holds a 20-point lead with black voters

A new Fox News poll from South Carolina finds former Vice President Joe Biden leading among Democratic primary voters with 35%. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is in a distant second place with 14%, and Sen. Kamala Harris is near him at 12% Even after first debates, Joe Biden still holds a 20-point lead with black […]

Chicago mayor: ICE raids will create fear, wreak havoc on families

Ahead of expected ICE raids, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says “the most haunting thing” is hearing from children who may be the only English speakers in their homes: “To have them have to shoulder this very real, scary, adult burden…they’re terrified. So it’s undeniable that this uncertainty, this fear is wreaking havoc.”https://cnn.it/2NSrDxe Source