The Pulse: Historic Vote for College Athletes

The host of this year's Emmy Awards has been announced; while at Northwestern University, a historic vote for college athletes. This is Friday's edition of "The Pulse."

Scholarship football players at Northwestern University cast ballots in a vote that could forever change college sports. Reclassifying them as employees instead of students, a "yes" vote could entitle the players to a piece of the big revenue that college sports generate. It could get them things like extended health benefits, compensation for travel, and the ability to transfer schools without a penalty.

A student has died after a fight at a Connecticut high school. It happened Friday morning at Milford's Jonathan Law High School between 16-year-old Maren Sanchez and her 16-year-old male classmate. Sanchez was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead this morning. The suspect's name has not been released because of his age, but he is in custody.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) mocked his fellow Republicans for not being able to work together on immigration reform. The Republican lawmaker getting a little dramatic when asked about the issue while campaigning for re-election in Ohio Friday. Boehner says he's been working for more than a year to get Congress to act on immigration, but no one is willing to consider it.
"But here's the attitude: 'Oh, don't make me do this! Oh, this is too hard," Boehner said, imitating crying.
He's seeking another term in office, and will face 3 opponents in the state's May 6 primary.

Good news for all you coffee-lovers out there. A new study suggests increasing you coffee consumption may decrease the risk for Type-2 diabetes. The study was published in the journal Diabetologia. It's important to note, the study did not look at lattes and other specialty drinks.

NBC taps new late night TV host Seth Meyers to host the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. NBC Executive Paul Telegdy says the comedian is the perfect choice because of his "Saturday Night Live" experience. The show airs live on Aug. 25.

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