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Stop Picking On No Child Left Behind (Says One Of Its Parents)

Fri, 2015-07-17 07:33

The Senate may have voted to replace NCLB, but one of the old law's chief architects argues much of it should stay just the way it is.

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What Hats Tell Us About American Men

Fri, 2015-07-17 07:23

A brief and incomplete study of men's hats in American history — and what they reveal.

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Mocked And Maligned, Japan Spikes Plan For $2 Billion Olympic Stadium

Fri, 2015-07-17 07:22

Its cost had swollen; its design sparked an unflattering meme. And now Japan's prime minister is telling Tokyo organizers to start over with their plan for a centerpiece stadium.

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A Year After MH17 Shot Down, Kremlin Rebuffs Call For Tribunal

Fri, 2015-07-17 06:19

Russia's foreign minister says that a United Nations tribunal would only "ensure punishment of those Washington has decided are guilty."

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In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate

Fri, 2015-07-17 04:33

How much can someone's face affect the sentence they receive in court? A lot, according to a study that asked people to rate the trustworthiness of convicted murderers based on their mugshots.

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German Lawmakers Back Greek Bailout Plan

Fri, 2015-07-17 04:29

The Bundestag voted overwhelmingly in favor of the $93.6 billion package aimed at keeping Athens in the eurozone.

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Shootings In Chattanooga: What We Know About The Alleged Gunman

Fri, 2015-07-17 03:25

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, who authorities have signaled as the man who shot and killed four Marines, is described by friends as funny, charming and devout.

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'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' To Best Avoid Lightning's Pain

Fri, 2015-07-17 01:35

Deaths in the U.S. from lightning strikes are up in 2015, compared to recent years. A convertible won't save you. Get inside at the first rumble of thunder, and stay away from plugged-in appliances.

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Science Confirms 2014 Was Hottest Yet Recorded, On Land And Sea

Fri, 2015-07-17 01:09

The international report card's out and confirms the hottest average on record — for a third time in 15 years. More than 400 scientists contributed data, finding a spike in sea and air temperatures.

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Sugar Hooked Us On Yogurt. Could Savory Be The New Sweet?

Fri, 2015-07-17 01:09

Americans embraced yogurt only after manufacturers upped the sweet factor. Now new startups aim to wean us from the sugar habit. Think yogurt with a kick of jalapeño or a drizzle of olive oil.

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Reduce, Reuse, Remove The Cellophane: Recycling Demystified

Fri, 2015-07-17 01:09

Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.

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What Lifting Iran's Sanctions Means For U.S. Businesses

Fri, 2015-07-17 01:09

The recent nuclear deal only covers a fraction of U.S. sanctions against Iran; most of the restrictions on businesses will stay in place. But there are exceptions. Who will benefit?

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Can Walker Hit South Carolina's Sweet Spot?

Fri, 2015-07-17 01:03

The Wisconsin governor drew big crowds despite the heat and his own lack of sleep. He could have the right brand of Republicanism to appeal across the state.

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Kenyan Marathon Stars Are Walking For Peace In Great Rift Valley

Thu, 2015-07-16 14:40

They will travel on foot from Lodwar to Lake Bogoria, 520 miles over 22 days, and will pass an Olympic-style torch from walker to walker, writes The Guardian.

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Aurora, Colo., Theater Shooter James Holmes Found Guilty

Thu, 2015-07-16 14:20

The jury, which heard nearly three months of testimony in the case, deliberated for a day and a half before arriving at a decision. Holmes had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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The Startling, Evocative Photo Of Nixon's Resignation Lunch

Thu, 2015-07-16 14:12

A White House photographer captured the lunch that Richard Nixon ate before announcing his resignation. It's an unusual image of a humble meal as power is slipping away.

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Trial Date Set For Charleston Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

Thu, 2015-07-16 13:59

A judge in South Carolina set July 11, 2016 for the start of Roof's trial on charges of killing nine people at Emanuel AME church.

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Obama Visits Federal Prison, A First For A Sitting President

Thu, 2015-07-16 13:27

"These are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made," Obama said after meeting with inmates in Oklahoma City.

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How Air Pollution May Have Caused Catastrophic Flooding in China

Thu, 2015-07-16 13:26

Scientists believe soot that hangs over the mountains of Sichuan Basin — a byproduct of factories and cars — brought about the 2013 floods that devastated the region.

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Tennessee Community Pushes To Reopen 'Civil Rights Hero' Cold Case

Thu, 2015-07-16 13:19

Beyond preserving his legacy, city leaders are calling to investigate the 1940 death of Elbert Williams, who's believed to be the first NAACP official killed for seeking voting rights for blacks.

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