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Testing Revolt In Washington State Brings Feds Into Uncharted Waters - NPR

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:04

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Testing Revolt In Washington State Brings Feds Into Uncharted Waters
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The Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced exams, Elijah was told, were grueling — but Washington state didn't require this year's juniors to pass them to graduate from high school. In fact, the only thing compelling Elijah to take the tests this past ...

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Dylann Roof’s Past Reveals Trouble at Home and School

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:04
By the time Mr. Roof, accused in the Charleston shootings, was in high school, he struggled with his classes, took drugs and had run-ins with the police.









10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:01

AP10ThingsToSee - Models stand in a mirrored room during a presentation by Thom Browne at Men's Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


EBay in sale ahead of PayPal split

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:59
EBay sells its Enterprise arm for $925m (£593m) and beats forecasts for second-quarter profits as it prepares to spin off PayPal.
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As Amazon turns 20, a look at its biggest bets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:56

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks on stage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. Amazon launched on the web twenty years ago on July 16, 1995. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has come a long way from selling books out of a Seattle garage.


Charleston Shooting Suspect Competent to Stand Trial, Lawyer Says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:54
The accused shooter's trial date is scheduled for July 11, 2016.

Judge sets trial for suspect in Charleston church shooting

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:54
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July, a judge ruled Thursday. During a 25-minute hearing in Charleston, Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a July 11, 2016, trial date for Dylann Roof. Public defender Ashley Pennington said he would not […]
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Judge sets trial for suspect in Charleston church shooting

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:54
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July, a judge ruled Thursday. During a 25-minute hearing in Charleston, Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a July 11, 2016, trial date for Dylann Roof. Public defender Ashley Pennington said he would not […]
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Judge sets trial for suspect in Charleston church shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:54
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July, a judge ruled Thursday. During a 25-minute hearing in Charleston, Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a July 11, 2016, trial date for Dylann Roof. Public defender Ashley Pennington said he would not […]

Rhode Island man arrested for 41st time

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:52
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who has already been arrested 40 times in two states faces a lengthy prison sentence after his 41st arrest.

Airliner lands at Sea-Tac after one engine catches fire

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:43
A Delta Boeing 767 on its way from Anchorage to Atlanta landed at Sea-Tac Thursday morning after an engine caught fire.
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Airliner lands at Sea-Tac after one engine catches fire

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:43
A Delta Boeing 767 on its way from Anchorage to Atlanta landed at Sea-Tac Thursday morning after an engine caught fire.
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Airliner lands at Sea-Tac after one engine catches fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:43
A Delta Boeing 767 on its way from Anchorage to Atlanta landed at Sea-Tac Thursday morning after an engine caught fire.

City Hall and Uber Clash in Struggle Over New York Streets

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:42
As the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving to halt the expansion of Uber, the ride-hailing company is fighting back.









Radnor man charged with possession of child pornography

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:41

Radnor Twp. man facing child pornography chargesAuthorities have arrested a Radnor Township man for allegedly possessing child pornography.


Space station astronauts take shelter from space junk

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:40
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of space junk forced the three space station astronauts to seek emergency shelter Thursday. For about an hour, the American and two Russians had to hunker down in their Soyuz spacecraft, which is docked to the International Space Station, in case they had to make a quick getaway. […]
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Space station astronauts take shelter from space junk

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:40
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of space junk forced the three space station astronauts to seek emergency shelter Thursday. For about an hour, the American and two Russians had to hunker down in their Soyuz spacecraft, which is docked to the International Space Station, in case they had to make a quick getaway. […]
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Space station astronauts take shelter from space junk

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:40
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of space junk forced the three space station astronauts to seek emergency shelter Thursday. For about an hour, the American and two Russians had to hunker down in their Soyuz spacecraft, which is docked to the International Space Station, in case they had to make a quick getaway. […]

Ohio man indicted on U.S. charges of providing material support to Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man has been indicted on charges of providing material support to the Islamic State militant group and firearms and narcotics violations, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Could Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket miss out on medical pot?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:28

 “Perhaps we have to do something differently on the islands.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum.