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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney To Step Down

President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.
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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.
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New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

Charter schools have lifted test scores and graduation rates in New Orleans, but racial disparities remain a problem as charters are given responsibility for nearly all the city's children.
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In Historic First, Native American Brothers Win Lacrosse Trophy

Despite the sport's Native American roots, a Native had never won the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor — until Thursday. Miles and Lyle Thompson became its first co-winners.
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Democrats Plan Ad Buys In Some Rather Blue Places

Part of the $44 million that House Democrats plan to spend on TV ads this fall is allocated to places like California, Illinois and Massachusetts.
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Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.
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VA Secretary Apologizes For 'Indefensible' Treatment Delays

Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.
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Tsarnaev Friend Accused Of Impeding Boston Bombing Investigation

Khairullozhon Matanov lied and destroyed evidence about his contacts with the Tsarnaev brothers in the immediate aftermath of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, according to an indictment.
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VA Chief Eric Shinseki Resigns Post, Obama Announces

Shinseki has resigned his post, President Obama says, hours after the embattled head of Veterans Affairs said he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care network.
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National Spelling Bee: Rare Co-Champions, And A Star Online

For the first time in 52 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns two winners, after the final two competitors exhausted the word list. Another speller won fans with his high energy.

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