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Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.
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Lesson To Learn: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

A woman attended a pro basketball game in Charlotte, and a ball came her way. It struck her in the face. She didn't duck because she was looking down at the cell phone of the person beside her.
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2 Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Station

The officers were shot shortly after midnight Thursday, according to a county police spokesman. The shots were fired as protesters had gathered following the resignation of the city's police chief.
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Sen. Mikulski To Spend Rest Of Her Term 'Sizzling With Advocacy'

Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland recently announced she will not seek re-election in 2016. Renee Montagne talks to Mikulski about her long career and why she's retiring now.
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Congressional Approval For Military Fight Against ISIS Faces Uphill Battle

President Obama has asked Congress to give him a new resolution authorizing military force so the U.S. can fight the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, across the Middle East.
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Hype Officially Begins For Mayweather-Pacquiano Fight

There was fear in the boxing world that this generation's two best fighters would retire before facing each other in the ring. But the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight is on for May 2.
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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Air travel is projected to reach a 7-year high this spring. A major travel organization predicts longer lines and larger crowds. It is calling for airlines to improve airport infrastructure.
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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.
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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.
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When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

Health care should go beyond a doctor's office, the creators of this program say. Students work as health advocates, helping patients find affordable housing, fresh food and social services as needed.

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