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A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education

Tue, 2014-06-24 12:15

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.

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U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military

Tue, 2014-06-24 12:15

U.S. military advisers sent to Iraq to assess the state of the country's military will find an army in far worse shape than the one they left behind in 2011. It lacks troops, training and leadership.

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A Wild West In Flight: Drones Outpace The Rules Reining Them In

Tue, 2014-06-24 12:15

Drone technology has moved at a quicker pace than the rules regulating their use, creating an environment that journalist Craig Whitlock likens to the Wild West.

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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

Tue, 2014-06-24 12:03

Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.

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Draft Of Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells For $2 Million

Tue, 2014-06-24 11:18

The scribbled lyrics of one of the most iconic rock songs of all time are recorded on hotel stationery and contain a number of alternative lines as well as doodles of animals.

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Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Process Is Unconstitutional

Tue, 2014-06-24 10:55

The system, the judge ruled, provides no effective way to challenge one's placement on the list, so that violates Americans' constitutional right to due process.

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NTSB: Too Much Technology, Too Little Training Caused Asiana Crash

Tue, 2014-06-24 10:18

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the crash of Flight 214 last year in San Francisco was due to automated systems that the crew did not fully understand.

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Never Too Young: Pediatricians Say Parents Should Read To Infants

Tue, 2014-06-24 09:29

Parents have been told they should read to their children early, but most don't think that means the day you bring Junior home from the hospital. Pediatricians say start now to help learning later.

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FBI Says It Freed 168 U.S. Children In Sex-Trafficking Raids

Tue, 2014-06-24 09:22

The authorities rounded up 281 pimps last week, as police targeted child sex-trafficking operations in more than 100 U.S. cities.

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On Capitol Hill, A Debate Over What's Driving Central American Exodus

Tue, 2014-06-24 09:17

Republicans blamed the Obama administration's messaging, while Democrats blamed messaging by smugglers and the violence sparked by drug cartels in Central America.

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'Shameful' Verdict Exposes Egyptian Journalists' Fears

Tue, 2014-06-24 08:32

A judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to prison on charges of reporting false news. Two Egyptian journalists explain the challenges of reporting in a tense political environment.

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New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Tue, 2014-06-24 08:04

Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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World Cup Ratings Spike: How Popular Is Soccer In The U.S.?

Tue, 2014-06-24 07:30

Sunday's U.S.-Portugal match drew an average of 24.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen, ratings that put the game above the decisive Game 5 of the recent NBA finals.

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In Mafia Arrests, Clues To Slaying Of An NYPD Officer A Century Ago

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:58

The murder of Lt. Giuseppe Petrosino, the only New York police officer to be killed in the line of duty outside the U.S., is unsolved. But Italian recordings unearthed a claim of responsibility.

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LeBron James Will Reportedly Become Free Agent, Ending Miami Contract

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:30

The move comes one week after the Miami Heat were trounced by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. The chance remains that James could return to Miami.

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Iraq's Most Influential Man Gets Pulled Back Into Politics

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:25

Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani usually stays out of the limelight, but emerged recently to address the crisis facing Iraq with the Sunni extremist surge threatening the country.

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Employer Health Costs Are Expected To Rise In 2015

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:21

Although medical costs will increase as the economy improves, the shift of expenses to workers by employers will help restrain the overall cost of care a little.

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Putin Asks Parliament To Revoke Power To Use Force In Ukraine

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:14

The Kremlin said the move is intended to "normalize the situation" in Ukraine. European foreign ministers had threatened Russia with sanctions if it didn't de-escalate the situation with its neighbor.

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1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

Tue, 2014-06-24 05:45

Former News of the World editor Andrew Coulson was found guilty Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a trial centering on illegal activity in the Murdoch newspaper empire.

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In Iraq, More Than 1,000 Were Killed In June

Tue, 2014-06-24 05:01

The United Nations said most of those killed in the conflict with Sunni insurgents were civilians. In addition, more than 300 were killed in southern Iraq after car-bomb attacks.

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