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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable," said Sue...
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a...
CHICAGO (AP) — For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement. Jackson, 76, disclosed on Friday that he's been treated for Parkinson's disease for...
BOSTON (AP) — They may not be mad about reefer, but a growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums that followed voter approval of legal recreational pot. Recent votes in...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will...
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Flake was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa offstage Friday after speaking...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism for trivializing sexual harassment and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn't target specific groups...
It's a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that's too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are reports of shots fired in the area. For a...