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Tougher Teacher Licensing Exams and a Question of Racial Discrimination

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:52
Minority candidates have been lagging whites in passing the tests, jeopardizing a goal of diversifying the teaching force so it more closely resembles the makeup of the country’s student body.







Despite cold-shortened season, US maple syrup production up

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:52

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, bottles of maple syrup sit in a window in East Montpelier, Vt. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said maple syrup production was up in the 2015 season. Vermont continues to lead the nation by far, producing most of the syrup in the country, followed by New York and Maine. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Colder-than-normal temperatures shortened the Northeast's maple sugaring season this year, but overall syrup production in the U.S. still managed to stay strong, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.


Truck, SUV collide in Elsmere, 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:52

Truck, SUV collide in Elsmere, 2 injuredTwo people were injured in a crash in Elsmere, Delaware.


VIDEO: Gillard defends immigration policy

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:51
Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, on her country's battles over immigration.
Categories: BBC World News

Canada general sorry for sex remarks

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:48
Military sexual assault happens because people are "biologically wired in a certain way", Canada's top military general said on Tuesday.
Categories: BBC World News

Baked Alaska for visitors as state swelters in unusual heat

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:48
Shorts and T-shirts needed; Anchorage hit record high of 83 on Tuesday
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Baked Alaska for visitors as state swelters in unusual heat

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:48
Shorts and T-shirts needed; Anchorage hit record high of 83 on Tuesday
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Baked Alaska for visitors as state swelters in unusual heat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:48
Shorts and T-shirts needed; Anchorage hit record high of 83 on Tuesday

Phone call leads police to woman's body in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:47

Phone call leads police to woman's body in LoganPhiladelphia police say a phone call to family members has led investigators to the body of a woman in Logan.


Dalai Lama to receive Liberty Medal for human rights work

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:46

FILE - In a Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures as he talks during a special ritual ceremony at the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharmsala, India. The National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen announced Wednesday, June 17, 2015 that the Dalai Lama will be honored with Philadelphia’s Liberty Medal for his efforts to promote compassion and human rights around the globe. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Dalai Lama will be honored with Philadelphia's Liberty Medal for his efforts to promote compassion and human rights around the globe.


Clarification: Menendez Probe story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:45

FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez waits to speak outside federal court in Newark, N.J. A federal judge in Newark is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday, June 16, 2015, on whether the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez stays in New Jersey or is moved to Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 16, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Bob Menendez was charged in a 22-count indictment. The story should have explained that Menendez was charged with 14 of the 22 counts. His co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, faces 12 counts as part of the same indictment.


North Korea hit by 'worst drought'

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:44
North Korea is facing its worst drought in a century, state media says, sparking fears of worsening food shortages.
Categories: BBC World News

Journey drummer charged with domestic violence in Oregon

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:43
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has been released on bail following a domestic violence arrest in Oregon.
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Journey drummer charged with domestic violence in Oregon

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:43
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has been released on bail following a domestic violence arrest in Oregon.
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Journey drummer charged with domestic violence in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:43
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has been released on bail following a domestic violence arrest in Oregon.

Former Seahawk John Moffitt coming out of retirement

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:41
Breaking a trend of young players retiring, former Seahawk John Moffitt today became a young player unretiring. The news was announced via his trainer, Jay Glazer. Moffitt left football midway through the 2013 season after being traded from Seattle to Denver (after a trade to the Browns was aborted) which gave him the distinction at […]
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Former Seahawk John Moffitt coming out of retirement

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:41
Breaking a trend of young players retiring, former Seahawk John Moffitt today became a young player unretiring. The news was announced via his trainer, Jay Glazer. Moffitt left football midway through the 2013 season after being traded from Seattle to Denver (after a trade to the Browns was aborted) which gave him the distinction at […]
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Former Seahawk John Moffitt coming out of retirement

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:41
Breaking a trend of young players retiring, former Seahawk John Moffitt today became a young player unretiring. The news was announced via his trainer, Jay Glazer. Moffitt left football midway through the 2013 season after being traded from Seattle to Denver (after a trade to the Browns was aborted) which gave him the distinction at […]

Washington subway has serious safety shortfalls, regulators say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:39
Washington's troubled subway system suffers from serious safety lapses and needs to improve immediately, the Federal Transit Administration said on Wednesday, six months after a tunnel fire in the U.S. capital killed one person. The agency found 54 shortfalls at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or Metro, with all but 10 in its subway, the second-busiest in the United States, it said in an inspection report. The sprawling rail-and-bus system is not unsafe but needs to emphasize implementing safety procedures that are already in place, said FTA acting Administrator Therese McMillan.