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Public education spending per student fell in 2011 for the first time since 1977, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau.
Two Pakistani nationals have been extradited to the United States to face charges alleging that they operated Internet sites that illegally shipped pharmaceuticals from Pakistan and the United Kingdom to customers in the United States.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.
New Hampshire could be on its way to joining 18 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing the medical use of marijuana by people with serious illness.
The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was $656 million. The Powerball game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands "I don't know what I'd do with that kind of money honestly," said Ryan Emerson after he bought Powerball tickets.
A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year.
Arizona was among 32 states and the District of Columbia that saw a slip in construction employment between March and April.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $600 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.
By T.C. Cameron Michelle Chavez didn't set out to break barriers or change perceptions.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act before its summer recess, and legal experts are already in disarray over what the ruling could mean for same-sex married couples who live in, work in, or move to one of the 38 states that specifically bar the recognition of gay marriage.
UCLA's pro-gay Williams Institute think tank reports today that with the addition of Minnesota to the ranks of states that have legalized same-sex marriage, more than a fifth, or 22 percent, of gays and lesbians now live in states where they can marry.
Editor's Note: The Washington Times' Emily Miller is currently investigating why NBC's David Gregory hasn't been charged with possessing a high-capacity magazine within the District of Columbia.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a number of recommendations on Tuesday that could change DUI law completely , including the recommendation that states adopt a drunk driving threshold of 0.05. The implications are obvious: more "drunk" drivers, presumably fewer accidents, and of course, more business for lawyers.