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  • Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents

    Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents
    When students in DuPage County's Lake Park High School District took a field test of Illinois' new state exam last spring, the reaction stunned administrators: "Our students said it was the hardest thing they've ever taken," said Superintendent Lynne...
  • Legislative notebook: Equal pay bill goes down

    RICHMOND – Republican state senators shot down changes to the state's equal pay regulations on Monday. Senate Bill 772 would have toughened existing penalties for not paying men and women an equal wage for equal work, making the penalty triple...
  • Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal

    Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal
    A White House campaign to prevent Congress from imposing tougher sanctions on Iran won a temporary victory Tuesday, as key Democrats agreed to withhold their final support for legislation until at least March, giving international talks more time to...
  • U.S. should fix visa program to keep top foreign grads

    About a third of U.S. Nobel Prize winners in medicine, chemistry and physics were born abroad. Foreign-born entrepreneurs have founded a fourth of U.S. engineering and tech companies since 1995, including giants Google, Yahoo and eBay. Foreign...
  • Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies

    Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies
    What happens when we cut government programs whenever we have to provide disaster relief? We turn a natural disaster into an economic one. That's Economics 101. Disaster relief is a form of insurance. You pay it in good times, and it pays you in bad...
  • Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman
    President Obama dashed from India to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in a hastily planned trip aimed at setting out on the right foot with the new leader of a key ally. Obama cut short a visit in India to be one of the first world leaders to meet with King...
  • Obama drops proposed tax increase on college savings plans

    WASHINGTON Under bipartisan pressure, the White House Tuesday quietly abandoned a proposal to raise taxes on a popular program used to save for college. President Barack Obama had proposed earlier this month to eliminate tax breaks adopted in 2001 for...
  • Wilson-Foley Says Notes Exist About Disputed Evidence In Rowland Case

    Wilson-Foley Says Notes Exist About Disputed Evidence In Rowland Case
    The disagreement provoked by former Gov. John G. Rowland's suggestion that prosecutors withheld evidence at his campaign fraud trial escalated Monday when one of Rowland's co-conspirators said she has independently made notes of discussions with...
  • Federal debt will explode over next 10 years, CBO says

    WASHINGTON The federal debt is set to explode over the next decade even as the budget deficit is projected to reach its lowest level of the Obama presidency, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The annual deficit should total $468 billion for...
  • 5 things: Obama's move to set aside refuge from drilling fuels brewing energy battle with GOP

    President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the...
  • Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling

    Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling
    The Obama administration proposes to allow oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast for the first time in over 30 years, drawing fire from environmentalists and many East Coast lawmakers about the potential for spills that could harm the Chesapeake Bay...