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  • Huckabee: ‘Stop the fight’ over Common Core

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives should “stop the fight” over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in st ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    NEW YORK – The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation o ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

    TIJUANA, Mexico – Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and fo ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in wh ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • New go-to career for New England’s young: Farming

    CRANSTON, R.I. – Farming is hip in New England.Across the region, young people are choosing crops ov ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-o ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

    CHILMARK, Mass. – President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort isl ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    LAS VEGAS – The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting black women while he should have been patrolling the city — sometime ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • U.S. won’t let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON – A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist gro ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

    NEW YORK – What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?The fatal police shooting of the u ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson probe

    WASHINGTON – It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.The national legal standards that ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Record drought severely impacts California honey production

    LOS BANOS, Calif. – California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
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