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ATLANTA — The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama’s administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over. There are 36 races: 21 Democratic seats, 15...
WASHINGTON — Here’s a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans. The GOP is expected to tighten its majority grip on the House in November’s elections, adding seats as President...
The Common Core standards are math and English benchmarks describing what students should know after completing each grade. They were developed by states to allow comparison of students’ performance. More than 40 states have adopted them. Here is a...
Protesters calling for the release of a group of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls gather outside Nigeria House in London in May. On Saturday, the 31st International Day of the Disappeared, Secretary of State John Kerry urged the important of continuing...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: And now to Viewers Like You. We heard from many of you about last Saturday’s signature report on the accuracy of background checks. Jack Devine wrote us: “I have been in business for...
Editor of the Ugandan publication Rolling Stone holds a November 2010 issue of his newspaper, which published the names and photos of 14 men it identified as gay. Public health experts say discrimination directed toward the LGBT community hinder...