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Georgetown University: Private university in Washington, D.C., United States
Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise ten undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, Law School, and a campus in Qatar. On a hill above the Potomac River, the school's main campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark.

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NBA great Patrick Ewing announces he has tested positive for coronavirus [Video]

NBA great Patrick Ewing announces he has tested positive for coronavirus

NBA great and current Georgetown University basketball coach Patrick Ewing announces on social media he has tested positive for coronavirus

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Former CEO pleads guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

The former chief executive of ASGN Inc pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme by paying $300,000 to secure his son's admission to Georgetown..
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Georgetown transfer Mac McClung commits to Texas Tech

Georgetown's leading scorer last season Mac McClung has committed to Texas Tech, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday.
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Patrick Ewing has tested positive for coronavirus, Georgetown University has announced

Georgetown men's basketball coach and Hall of Fame player Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Friday evening.
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Marie Yovanovitch, Ex-Envoy, Offers Sober Appraisal of U.S. Diplomacy

Accepting an award at Georgetown University, Ms. Yovanovitch, who was a key player in President Trump’s impeachment proceedings, spoke publicly for the first time since her testimony.
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Your vote almost certainly won't matter. On Election Day, work and donate your earnings.

It's incoherent to say every vote helps, writes Jason Brennan, professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
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'We'll send people after you': Details of alleged incidents involving Georgetown basketball players emerge

The three Georgetown players accused of burglary allegedly took more than $1,600 in property and threatened an alleged victim, incident reports show.
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Georgetown players accused of harassment, burglary, assault

Three Georgetown men's basketball players are facing restraining orders, with one accused of sexual harassment and all three accused burglary.
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Arrested as teens, three men exonerated after 36 years behind bars for wrongful murder conviction

arrested as teens, three men exonerated after 36 years behind bars for wrongful murder conviction
The death of 14-year-old DeWitt Duckett was historically horrible. Walking down the hallway of his Baltimore middle school one afternoon in November 1983, he was accosted and shot for his Georgetown..
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Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

facebook ceo defends refusal to take down some content
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy “even if it goes against our standards.” But while he promoted..
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Mark Zuckerberg defends policy to allow politicians to lie in campaign ads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the importance of freedom of expression Thursday, saying the social platform won't police political speech. The Washington Post tech reporter Cat Zakrzewski joins..
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Mark Zuckerberg gives "unfiltered take" on freedom of speech

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday about the importance of freedom of expression. Nick Thompson, a CBS News contributor and the editor in chief of..
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Zuckerberg, Inflaming Debate, Asserts Facebook Stands for Free Expression

In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less — as his company has been assailed for allowing lies and falsehoods to appear.
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Mark Zuckerberg giving speech on freedom of expression

mark zuckerberg giving speech on freedom of expression
Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to deliver what he says is his most "comprehensive take" yet on freedom of expression Thursday in Washington, amid a roiling controversy over how the company..
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Third parent sentenced to prison in U.S. college admissions scandal

The father of a former Georgetown University student was sentenced on Thursday to four months in prison, the third parent in the sweeping U.S. college admissions bribery scandal to draw jail time,..
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LA exec faces sentencing for paying $400K to get son into Georgetown as a fake tennis recruit

Prosecutors have singled out the $400,000 that Stephen Semprevivo paid as one of the largest bribes in the nationwide college admissions scandal
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Washington Monument reopens, iOS 13 rollout: 5 things you need to know Thursday

2020 candidates to participate in a climate forum at Georgetown University, the Washington Monument reopens and more things to start your Thursday morning.
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El Paso, Texas shooting suspect may be charged as domestic terrorist

The man suspected of opening fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas over the weekend might be charged as a domestic terrorist. Senior litigator and visiting law professor at Georgetown University Mary..
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Beijing officials condemn Hong Kong protests in rare press conference

Beijing officials spoke out about the growing unrest in Hong Kong for the first time at a press conference on Monday. The territory has been plagued by a political crisis for the past two months...
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