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Virginia Tech Wrongful Death Lawsuit Goes To Court

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of two victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting goes to trial in Virginia today.

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Tornado Destroys Only School In Henryville, Ind.

When tornadoes slammed through the South and Midwest last week, among the hardest hit areas was southern Indiana. The small town of Henryville was devastated, and its only school was destroyed. Students aren't sure when — or where — they'll be returning to school.
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Students Return To Class In Storm-Ravaged Piner, Ky.

The small town of Piner, Kentucky, was one of many areas struck by tornadoes last week. The residents of the Kenton County town are trying to get their lives back on track, and that includes going back to school. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Teri Cox-Cruey, superintendent of schools for Kenton County.
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Maryland School Board Seeking To Change Suspension Policy

Maryland's school board is aiming to reduce the number of days students are suspended for nonviolent offenses.

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Miami Valedictorian Gets Support In Fight Against Deportation

The Pelaez's lawyer has said they will appeal the judge's ruling. And in the meantime, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman says that the agency will not rush to act in her case.
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Effort To Overturn 'Kings Dominion Law' Shot Down

Virginia's 'King's Dominion law' prevails once again, as a state senate committee thwarted efforts this week to allow schools in the state to begin before Labor Day.

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Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions

The Supreme Court will take up the issue of racial preferences in college admissions next fall, and some fear the decision will leave universities with fewer options for increasing diversity on campus. Others say affirmative action is a crutch that is long past due for replacement.

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