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Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

 

 

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

 

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.

 

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.

 

U.S. eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

 

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.

 

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group today of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

 

Americans detained in North Korea call for help

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

 

 

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade -- a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

 

 

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

 

 

Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

 

Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day.

 

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

A single funeral caused many.

 

Suds, faith found at California laundromat

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.

 

Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

 

 

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

 

 

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

 

Firing range death by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

AP source: American militant killed in Syria

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

 

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