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No Child Left Behind debate in the House suspended

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WASHINGTON — The House suspended floor debate on a Republican bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind on Friday afternoon, with party leaders saying they had to shift the chamber’s focus to...

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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK — The world’s richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time. Forbes said...


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New round of snow could push Boston to season record

BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year...


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No Child Left Behind debate in the House suspended

WASHINGTON — The House suspended floor debate on a Republican bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind on Friday afternoon, with party leaders saying they had to...


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Why would GOP candidate for governor kill himself?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state’s most powerful...


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Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and...




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Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana. But the historic day passed with little public acknowledgement in a state...


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New flight paths angering residents in Phoenix, other cities

PHOENIX — Steve Dreiseszun says he cannot sit in his backyard or read a story to his son without a sense of dread. For the past several months, he and other...


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Tanker truck with 8K gallons of fuel crashes, catches fire

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. — Authorities say a tanker truck carrying roughly 8,000 gallons of fuel caught fire on a southern New Jersey highway, spewing thick, black...


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GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over immigration that is threatening to shut down the Homeland Security...


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VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military’s special forces. McDonald made...


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