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  • Americans dislike common core, doubt standardized testing helps schools, new poll finds

    Americans dislike common core, doubt standardized testing helps schools, new poll finds
    Most Americans oppose Common Core academic standards -- which Florida and many other states have adopted for their public schools, according to a new poll released this morning. Americans also doubt standardized testing helps teachers do their jobs...
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds, says Common Core violates states' rights

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a suit against the Obama administration Wednesday, joining a conservative-led effort to challenge controversial national education standards knows as the Common Core, which Jindal says violate states' sovereignty.   ...
  • U.S. military continues to strike Islamic State in Iraq -U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. war planes continue to strike Islamic State targets in Iraq despite the militants' killing of a U.S. journalist in retaliation for President Barack Obama's air campaign in Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The United...
  • Student recognized for whirlwind achievement

    Student recognized for whirlwind achievement
    La Cañada High School senior Alice Zhai received special recognition Tuesday from the La Cañada Unified Governing Board for a science project on hurricanes that was published in an international journal and earned her a $50,000 scholarship from the...
  • Apple v. Samsung: Judge refuses sales ban on Samsung smartphones

    Apple is not entitled to a court-ordered sales ban on nine Samsung smartphones found earlier this year to violate the iPhone maker's patent rights, a San Jose, Calif., federal judge ruled on Wednesday. In a 42-page ruling guided by several previous...
  • U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of...
  • Inmigración podría propiciar enfrentamiento sobre presupuesto de Estados Unidos

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Los conservadores del Congreso de Estados Unidos que se oponen a las políticas de inmigración del presidente Barack Obama han amenazado con unir el tema a un proyecto de ley de presupuesto, lo que podría producir un enfrentamiento...
  • Plaintiffs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear Virginia same-sex marriage case

    Plaintiffs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear Virginia same-sex marriage case
    Lawyers for two couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to decide the issue once and for all. In a filing that continued a recent batch of filings in the case, lawyers representing a gay...
  • Florida firm plans big, low cost, medical marijuana grow operation

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida company plans to build what it believes will be the biggest medical marijuana factory in the country, hoping the economy of scale will lower the cost of the drug which is not covered by insurance. GrowHealthy LLC...
  • R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

    R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...
    One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
  • Access Health CT Picks Interim Chief From Within

    Access Health CT Picks Interim Chief From Within
    HARTFORD — James Wadleigh, chief information officer for Access Health CT, was the unanimous choice Wednesday to lead the organization at least through November. Access Health CT, the state health insurance exchange implementing the Affordable Care...