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  • Divided Florida Senate panel oks bill to limit some testing

    Divided Florida Senate panel oks bill to limit some testing
    TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A measure to put some limits on standardized testing is moving in the Florida Senate after a strong debate. The Senate Education PreK-12 committee approved the bill Wednesday along party lines with Republicans voting yes. If...
  • LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."...
  • Maryland Senate votes to move state's primary

    The Maryland Senate has voted unanimously to move the state's primary in presidential election years to the last Tuesday in April. The Senate voted 47-0 for the bill Thursday. It now goes to the House of Delegates, where a similar bill is pending. Under...
  • Florida lawmakers criticize Obama's changes to Cuba policy

    Republican lawmakers blasted President Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba on Thursday, saying it will only serve to empower the communist nation that's been ruled by a dictatorship since 1959. Republican members of the...
  • After Bitter Debate, Newington Manager Gets 3% Raise

    NEWINGTON -- A bitterly divided town council approved a 3 percent raise for Town Manager John Salomone Tuesday, prompting minority Republicans to accuse Democrats of breaking the body's rules to pass the measure. Mayor Stephen Woods denied disregarding...
  • Executive orders are a bipartisan pastime

    Executive orders are a bipartisan pastime
    House Speaker John Boehner has made it clear that he intends to block the Obama administration's executive order shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from the threat of immediate deportation ("Congress scrambles to avoid Homeland Security...
  • GOP lawmaker launches bid in California 2016 US Senate race

    A California legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the Republican Party with Hispanics has launched an uphill campaign for U.S. Senate. Assemblyman Rocky Chavez entered the 2016 race Thursday as a longshot in a state where Democrats hold...
  • Netanyahu, digital kids and testing prep: Letters

    Netanyahu, digital kids and testing prep: Letters
    Listen to Netanyahu  I am glad that the speaker of the House, John Boehner, invited the prime minster of Israel to speak to our Congress. Benjamin Netanyahu knows more than anyone else what a great danger Iran is to both our countries. Our president...
  • Legislators look to end speed traps

    Legislators look to end speed traps
    For at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is. Nestled along U.S. 301, the small North Florida city of Waldo became famous as a speed trap — so much that the AAA auto club warned motorists about the potentially...
  • NEA Chair Jane Chu Says Music Haven Proves Value Of School Arts Programs

    NEA Chair Jane Chu Says Music Haven Proves Value Of School Arts Programs
    It was yet another major winter snow storm when roads shut down, classes are canceled and events are postponed and yet here at Music Haven, a modest arts school tucked away between a pizza joint and a Jamaican take-out in downtown New Haven, Jane Chu,...
  • Florida moves to thwart speed-trap towns like Waldo

    Florida moves to thwart speed-trap towns like Waldo
    TALLAHASSEE — For at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is. Nestled along U.S. Highway 301, the small North Florida city of Waldo became famous as a speed trap, so much that the AAA auto club warned motorists about the...