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  • Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

    Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
    All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating

    Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating
    ll but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • Timeline of events in 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

    A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. A federal jury on Wednesday convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who defenders say was influenced by his older brother, Tamerlan. ___...
  • Reaction to UVA article retraction: People still read Rolling Stone?

    To the editor: Back in Memphis in 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and my brother's arrest for having hair below his ears, I wrote to Rolling Stone. I explained how the publication felt like a lifeline to those of us out in...
  • Weekend ballads: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tame Impala, Beyonce and Rihanna get slow

    Weekend ballads: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tame Impala, Beyonce and Rihanna get slow
    For reasons unexplained, four excellent ballads were released this weekend. One arrived first via a televised sporting event and a marketing campaign, another via that same campaign and a third arrived in a late-night network TV debut. The fourth?...
  • Gardner C. Taylor dies at 96; leading voice of civil rights movement

    Gardner C. Taylor dies at 96; leading voice of civil rights movement
    The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, who was widely regarded as the dean of American preaching and who played a key role in the civil rights movement, has died in North Carolina. He was 96. Taylor died on Easter Sunday, according to the Progressive National...
  • Lincoln-Way Central teacher selected for summer program in Germany

    Lincoln-Way Central teacher selected for summer program in Germany
    Lincoln-Way Central history teacher Karen Desruisseaux is among 97 American teachers selected to take part in a professional development program in Germany this summer. The Transatlantic Outreach Program is a nonprofit, public-private partnership that...
  • Gardner Taylor, preacher and civil rights figure, dies at 96

    The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, who was widely regarded as the dean of American preaching and who played a key role in the civil rights movement, has died. He was 96. Taylor died on Easter Sunday, according to the Progressive National Baptist Convention, a...
  • Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

    Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law. An uproar sparked by fears that the...
  • SeaWorld ex-trainer video draws mixed reaction

    SeaWorld's release of a video last week showing former trainer-turned-company-critic John Hargrove repeatedly using a racial slur drew a mixed reaction. The video caught the attention of the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s son, who called Hargrove's...
  • Emanuel, Garcia campaign across Chicago in final weekend before election

    Emanuel, Garcia campaign across Chicago in final weekend before election
    During the final weekend of campaigning, Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the attack Saturday against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for comments the challenger has made about waiting until after the election to determine how to raise more money for the cash-...