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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 15-year-old high school student who was shot in the head when a smuggled gun went off in her classroom opened her eyes Wednesday but remained in critical condition while a wounded boy also continued to improve, a doctor said.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Almost a year after Democrats hailed passage of historic health insurance legislation, Republicans now in control of the House closed in Wednesday on the first big step to repeal the law.


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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- R. Sargent Shriver, the exuberant public servant and Kennedy in-law whose career included directing the Peace Corps, fighting the War on Poverty, ambassador to France and, less successfully, running for office, died Tuesday. He was 95.


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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy as a preacher of peace and tolerance was lauded Monday as Americans marked his memorial day just over a week after the shootings in Arizona that killed 6 people and seriously wounded a congresswoman.


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SEATTLE – Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, the charismatic frontman for the company that overturned the smart phone industry and invented a new category of tablet computers, is taking his second medical leave of absence in two years


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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's Department of Education plans to press the publisher of two error-filled elementary history textbooks to correct the issues the books have caused for school divisions that use them.


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In August 2009, President Barack Obama pledged to help maintain the nation's global leadership by committing to the field that will drive our future economy.  The President said, "The United States led the world's economies in the 20th century," he said, "because we led the world in innovation. Today, the competition is keener; the challenge is tougher; and that is why innovation is more important than ever."


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Republicans in the House and Senate, borrowing a page from Ronald Reagan, plan to stifle President Barack Obama's domestic agenda by using recently-enacted tax cuts as an excuse to reduce federal spending.
There is even a name for it – Starve the Beast.


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SEATTLE (AP) -- A simple writing exercise can relieve students of test anxiety and may help them get better scores than their less anxious classmates, a new study has found.


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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana departments aren't complying with a federal law that requires public assistance agencies that serve low-income residents to offer them voter registration, a civil rights group said Wednesday.


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