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  • New Mexico students join others in nation against PARCC tests

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change pra ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Michael Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list

    NEW YORK – Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires.
    March 2, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

    WASHINGTON – Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary. Income rose, reflecting str ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    CHICAGO – Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable dis ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an offi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin opposition

    MOSCOW – For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional addre ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Joint birthday party for couple married 82 years

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. – A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays – and their combi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farme ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven pe ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

    WASHINGTON – For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    WARSAW, Poland – Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let th ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm
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