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3 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, US Navy, Point Loma (San Diego, CA)

7 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Anaheim, CA

10 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

School stops giving Mountain Dew to students before tests

A complaint that elementary school students were drinking Mountain Dew before taking a high-stakes, standardized test has prompted Creel Elementary School to stop the long-standing practice.

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Related Topix: Melbourne, FL, Kids, Family

14 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Families confront officials over ferry search

Angry relatives of missing South Korean ferry passengers cursed government and police officials Thursday for failing to do enough to save the lives of their loved ones as hopes dim of finding any survivors.

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Related Topix: Prison, Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News,

16 hrs ago | WMDT

FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations

The new rules, to be made public Thursday, are expected to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, placing them under the same requirements as cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

20 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

Wright begins retooling Education Department

State Superintendent Carey Wright is taking the first steps in an effort to reorganize the Mississippi Department of Education, appointing three top-level executives to report to her.

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Yesterday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Feds probe district's immigrant teacher hiring

A North Texas school district is facing a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to reimburse international teachers after their recruitment violated regulations.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces' Young Women in Computing take third at supercomputing challenge

LOS ALAMOS >> Organizers of the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge say two high school students from Albuquerque have taken the top prize at this year's competition.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Las Cruces, NM, High Performance Computing, Science, Computer Science, Albuquerque, NM

CBS Local

Abbott: Pay Teachers Bonuses For High Exam Scores

Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.

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Related Topix: Texas

ABC News

4th Grader Sells Pot in Northern Colorado

School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado

The Reporter

Reports: Miracle stowaway sought mom in Africa

The California teen who survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was trying to return to his family in Africa but got confused and stowed away in a Hawaii-bound flight, local media reported Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 767, Santa Clara, CA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

ABC News

Washington School Bus Driver Accused of Bullying

A school bus driver in Olympia, Wash., has been placed on leave while the school district investigates accusations that he bullied a developmentally disabled 14-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Pledge of Allegiance Prompts Lawsuit by NJ Family

A New Jersey family is suing their local school district, charging that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance turn atheists into "second-class citizens."

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Related Topix: Matawan, NJ

KMPH-TV Fresno

LA school board OKs $25M lawsuit settlement

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit over teacher layoffs by spending $25 million to hire more staff for dozens of struggling schools.

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NBC Chicago

FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash

The 911 call released Thursday, April 17, 2014, reveals audible cries of fear in the moments after a tour bus carrying high school students crashed in Northern California.

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Related Topix: Orland, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The News Tribune

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

Several Florida school districts are having trouble administering the state's standardized test because of a computer glitch.

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Related Topix: Tax, Piracy News, US Governors, Rick Scott

Daily Herald

Mayor orders air conditioning for Chicago schools

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that air conditioning be added to every classroom in the Chicago Public Schools during the next five years.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Rahm Emanuel, Weather

KLBJ AM 590

Texas teacher facing improper relationship charge

A North Texas teacher is free on bond after being arrested by authorities on a charge of having an improper relationship with a student.

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KRGV

Mercury cleanup at Texas school cost nearly $900K

The preliminary cost of cleaning up the West Texas school where a student brought a container of mercury inside has reached nearly $900,000, an Ector County school district spokesman said Monday.

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ABC News

New Jersey School Sued Over 'Under God' in Pledge

A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

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