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With the school year underway, Indiana's teachers are still scrambling to bring themselves and their students up to speed on the state's new education standards only months before students take a revamped, high-stakes exam assessing their grasp of the new curriculum.
President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has created uncertainty among advocates and lawmakers from both parties, barely two months before the November national elections.
Some Democrats have never forgiven Martha Coakley for her stunning loss to Republican Scott Brown in a 2010 special election to fill the seat of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.
This photo taken Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 shows hearings on legislation to repeal Common Core academic standards in the House Finance Hearing Room at Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq - but other potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls laid off as they wowed the crowd at an influential conservative gathering.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence jokes that he's heard the argument that the next president of the United States should be a governor -- and that he's "sympathetic" to it.
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager is resigning as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Adam Smith, D-Wash.
A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to another term in Washington.
Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage.
The federal government on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in U.S. education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.
Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
A team of medical examiners has ruled that Oklahoma death row prisoner Clayton Lockett died from the state's lethal injection and not by heart attack.
Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually resides in the state she represents.
This photo taken May 21, 2014, provided by Tanya X. Leonzo shows Raul Garcia standing in a grape vineyard in Bakersfield, Calif.
The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas, plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn't had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years, the co-owner of the business said.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 am
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