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Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress shows high school seniors testing no better than the Class of 2009.
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Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

The complaints include accusations that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document. A fraction of them resulted in disciplinary action.
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Detectives Accused Of Breaking Into Bradenton City Hall

Two police detectives in Bradenton, Fla., needed to use the bathroom so they are accused of breaking into city hall with a screwdriver. One has left the department and the other faces a hearing.
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Democrats Play Wait-And-See On Benghazi Panel

Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.
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Missouri Aims To Ward Off Construction Zone Accidents

Between 2009 and 2013, 53 people have died and nearly 3,000 injured in roadwork zones in Missouri. The state is testing long range acoustic devices to audibly alert distracted drivers of work zones.
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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?
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With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin

In North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.
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Obama Sounds Alarm Bell On Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.
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Sterling Expected To Fight Forced Sale Of LA Clippers

It's been more than a week since the Donald Sterling scandal erupted. The NBA players union, legal experts and others say anything short of a Sterling exile could have long-term consequences.
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Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious

Commentator Frank Deford discusses what he considers the fifth major sports season — the two-month period when pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey all hold their drafts.

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