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College students are increasingly spending federal financial aid and taking on debt for high school-level courses that don’t count toward a degree, despite mounting evidence the courses are ineffective and may contribute to higher dropout rates. The number of college students...
A vegan mom whose newborn son was taken into care for five months after she refused to take him to hospital for weight treatment has revealed the moment he was taken away by cops. Sarah Markham, from Florida, was finally allowed to care for her son Caleb last week following a...
President Obama says he and his administration did not mislead the public on the financing of the health care law, disputing statements by a consultant who said supporters of the bill took advantage of the "stupidity" of American voters. "The fact that an adviser who was never...
Parents, teachers and local school officials across Texas are complaining that this year’s upgraded math standards are leaving too many students behind. The outcry is not universal, but it is widespread enough a third of the way through the school year that the State Board of...
A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million. Emerald White says in her lawsuit filed this week in Galveston County district court that she was "seriously injured" on...
The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews...
The teacher called her to the front of the physical education class to be weighed. She is 13. She does not like to weigh herself. She especially does not like to be weighed in front of her class. So Ireland Hobert Hoch said no. The teacher said yes. Others in the class told her...
When Gov. Rick Perry tried to force a district attorney from office for drunken driving, he cited outrage at her behavior and a loss of confidence in her ability to do the job. But on his own staff, Perry has hired and promoted a top adviser with three intoxication offenses on...
Bellaire school officials planned to inform parents on Wednesday night of a sexual assault that was reported at the school almost a month ago. School Principal Michael McDonough said parents would be receiving an audio message about the Oct. 13 incident. He declined to answer...