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Why Common Core tests fail kids

CNN: Top Stories - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:36pm
In a few weeks, the New York State Education Department will begin the second round of Common Core tests. Earlier this spring, thousands of students refused to take the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) exams. In New York, as in states across the country, parents are telling administrators that their children will not sit for exams that pressure teachers to teach to the test and drain school budgets.
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#MyNYPD: Why It's Impossible to Control Online Conversation

MSNBC: Top Stories - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:33pm
The failed #MyNYPD Twitter campaign is the latest example of a big organization attempting to rustle up goodwill, only to find that the open nature of social media makes it impossible to control the conversation.






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20 New Dinosaur Species Found In Utah

MSNBC: Top Stories - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:33pm

Scientists and students working at a Utah fossil field are hard at work discovering and revealing new dinosaur species. KSL's John Hollenhorst reports.








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Democratic Missouri Gov. Nixon may be impeached over gay marriage decision

FOX News: Politics - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:33pm

The Wednesday hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon's decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri.

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Cubs blow lead on Wrigley's bday

CNN: Sports - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:33pm
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Coal dust standard in mines being changed by Labor Dept.

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:32pm
Labor Department makes coal dust move in an effort to reduce black lung disease in coal miners.
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Postal workers to protest at Staples

CNN: Business - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:29pm
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Postal worker flings packages

CNN: U.S. - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:28pm
A postal worker was caught on camera throwing packages out of his car onto the driveway of a customer. WLEX reports.
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Georgia governor OKs guns in bars, churches

CNN: U.S. - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:27pm
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.
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Texas blast called 'preventable'

CNN: U.S. - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:27pm
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board blames a fertilizer company and regulators for the 2013 explosion that killed 15 people and ravaged a small Texas town.
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UVa board approves 4.3 percent in-state tuition hike

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:27pm
The total cost for a first-year undergraduate Virginia resident will be $27,417.
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Obama visits landslide scene

CNN: U.S. - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:26pm
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Largest-ever Junk Bond Sale Raises $11 Billion

FOX News: Business - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:25pm
A French cable operator sold the largest-ever offering of junk bonds Wednesday, one sign of the great lengths to which investors are stretching for yield.
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Supreme Court upholds Michigan's affirmative action ban

CNN: Politics - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:22pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.
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Putin strategy: Good cop/bad cop

CNN: U.S. - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:18pm
Alexander Motyl says as Russian President Putin snarled at Ukraine, his foreign minister was signing a conciliatory accord with the West. Whatever the game, the accord is a major stand down by Russia
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Cost of Attending a Wedding Surges 75 Percent

MSNBC: Top Stories - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:17pm
Bouquets aren't the only thing flying high at weddings this year. A new American Express study finds the average cost to attend a wedding is surging to $592, up 75 percent from two years ago.That doesn't even include the cost of gifts.






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Duchess Camilla's Brother Dies From Head Injury

MSNBC: Top Stories - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:17pm

“The Duchess, the Prince of Wales and all her family members are utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss,” Clarence House said.








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Stocks Slip as Traders Review Earnings, Data

FOX News: Business - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:15pm
U.S. equity markets fell on Wednesday as traders parsed through disappointing economic data and mixed corporate earnings. 
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Tea academy planned for area youth

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:14pm
Children who are between 5-9 years old are invited to participate, and may dress in special tea attire
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