Obama finds way around No Child Left Behind

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A staggering 82 percent of schools next year could be labeled as failures under the No Child Left Behind law. That's why President Obama just announced a new way for states to side..
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Carl Lewis quits NJ Senate race after court ruling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says he is giving up his legal fight to run for New Jersey state Senate.    His announcement com..
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Soldiers reach last of India's quake-hit villages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MANGAN, India (AP) - Soldiers in India's northeast have reached the last villages cut off by landslides from a powerful earthquake that shook the Himalayan region last weekend and ..
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Diana Nyad mounts 2nd attempt at Florida swim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAVANA (AP) - Endurance athlete Diana Nyad is preparing for a second attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida and set a world record at the age of 62.    Nyad plans to s..
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Palestinians prepare to submit UN statehood bid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Defying U.S. and Israeli opposition, Palestinians asked the United Nations on Friday to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of trou..
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Satellite heading for earth, where will it land?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a satellite? Right now, a six-ton satellite, the size of a school bus, is heading for Earth. And it's expected to come crashing down sometime today..
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Mo. lawmakers pass revised teacher-Facebook law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have approved a revision to a contentious law that limits online discussion between teachers and students.    The House..
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Independents test China's election experiment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Elections are underway in China. Not for the country's presidency but for "Renmin Daibiao," or the National People's Representatives Congress.
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Yemeni president returns home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned home after undergoing treatment in Saudi Arabia, a government spokesman said Friday.
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Libya military site yields possible radioactive material

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A military site containing what appears to be radioactive material has been uncovered by revolutionary forces near the southern Libyan city of Sabha.
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Ex-prisoner's advice to freed hikers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A trip to Iran to learn more about her family's ancestry became a nightmare for American journalist Roxana Saberi. In January 2009, several men showed up at the Iranian-American's door and carted her off to Evin Prison, the notoriously brutal lockup outside Tehran where three American hikers were recently imprisoned. Like Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer, Saberi was accused of being a spy for the U.S.
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Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will exempt states from requirements of a Bush-era education law if they meet certain conditions the White House favors. &nb..
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Teachers in Washington state vote to end strike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Striking teachers in Washington state's third-largest school district have voted to accept a contract, ending a walkout that has kept students out of class for..
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CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GENEVA (AP) - Scientists at the world's largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light, a feat that - if true - would break a fundamental..
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Protesters rally against Iranian leader outside UN

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. envoy to the United Nations says the Obama administration is doing "almost nothing" to protect Iranians from the violence of their own regime. &n..
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Obama targets Boehner, McConnell on home turf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CINCINNATI (AP) - President Barack Obama is directly challenging House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass his $447 billion jobs bill. &nbs..
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Brain scans let computer reconstruct movie scenes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - It sounds like science fiction: While volunteers watched movie clips, a scanner watched their brains. And from their brain activity, a computer made rough reconstru..
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Tropical Storm Ophelia forecast to slowly weaken

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tropical Storm Ophelia intensified a bit as it moved west over the central Atlantic early Thursday, but posed no immediate threat to land, forecasters said.
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Yemen sees fresh clashes as mediation fails

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Government security forces fired on protesters in Yemen's capital Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring at least three, medical sources in Sanaa said.
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Israel faces 'regional tsunami' set off by Arab Spring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets ready to address the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, he will look out at some not-so-familiar faces. The neighborhood has changed since last year's global gathering, and Israel faces multiple challenges as a consequence of the unfinished business known as the Arab Spring.
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