12-09-2016  10:54 pm      •     

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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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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices rose last month as the cost of gas increased by the largest amount since June 2009. But outside of energy costs, there was little sign of widespread inflation.


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Shrimper Elmer Rogers broke down on Tuesday, dropped to his knees in front of BP's oil spill claims fund administrator and pleaded for money to help him pay his bills, to feed his daughter and keep his house.


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NEW YORK – When Sarah Palin accused journalists and pundits of "blood libel" in the wake of the deadly Arizona shootings, she reached deep into one of medieval history's most sordid chapters to make her point.


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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- President Obama exhorted Americans to refrain from partisan bickering and urged the country to embrace the idealistic vision of democracy held by 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the youngest Arizona shooting victim and an aspiring politician who is set to be buried Thursday in the first of half-a-dozen funerals.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spike in oil and food costs pushed wholesale prices up last month by the biggest amount in nearly a year, a trend that could threaten the still-fragile global economy.


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