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Nation’s Report Card; Teacher Protests; DACA Dreams Deferred In Arizona

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Nation’s Report Card: mostly flat

The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the Nation’s Report Card, showed no statistically significant changes from 2015, except for a slight uptick in 8th grade reading scores. This test is given every ...

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Two Takes On Fighting Racial Discrimination From TED Fellows

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Antionette Carroll

Jonathon O’Leary

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After Parkland, Schools Grapple With Threats — And The Best Ways To Respond

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Schools Grapple With Threats  And The Best Ways To Respond

Schools Grapple With Threats  And The Best Ways To Respond

Two months ago today, a shooter killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

After the tragedy, threats to schools across the country rose.

In the month following, there were about 70 threats to schools per ...

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The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year

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Displaced Syrians, who fled their homes in the city of Deir ez-Zor, carry boxes of United Nations aid at a camp in Syria’s northeastern Hassakeh province in February.

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Summit Of The Americas Begins, Minus 1 American: Trump

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The Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, begins on Friday. President Trump will not attend as initially planned; Vice President Pence will go in his place.

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There Are A Record-Breaking 309 Women House Candidates (And 1,103 Men)

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In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 photo, Letitia Plummer, a Houston dentist and candidate for Congress to represent Texas District 22, is applauded during a women’s candidate training workshop at El Centro College in Dallas.

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Male OB-GYNs Are Rare, But Is That A Problem?

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Dr. Katie Merriam, an OBGYN resident in Charlotte, N.C., says she loves her mostly female work environment, but also appreciates having male colleagues.

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‘Cyber Storm’ Tests Government Reaction To Cyberattacks Amid Increasing Threats

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Participants in Homeland Security’s cyberattack simulation work in a conference room at the Secret Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

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Critics Want Legal Rationale For Strikes On Syria. The White House Says It’s Secret

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Smoke billows in Douma, Syria, on Saturday. The White House says President Trump is weighing military action following an alleged chemical attack in the town.

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As Tax Day Approaches, Watch Out For Phone Scammers

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The IRS estimates that more than $65 million has been lost to phone tax scammers in the last five years. They’re most common during high tax season in March and April.

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Wendy Vitter, Wife Of ‘D.C. Madam’ Senator, Faces Thorny Hearing To Be Federal Judge

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Wendy Vitter, with her husband, David Vitter, after he was reelected to the Senate in 2010 despite being linked to the “D.C. Madam” scandal. Wendy Vitter is now nominated for a judgeship.

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States Turn To National Guard To Help Protect Future Elections From Hackers

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A member of the West Virginia National Guard works in the basement of the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on secondment to the Secretary of State’s office to work on cybersecurity around state elections.

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