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  1. Slasher Maestro Wes Craven Dies at 76: FamilyMon, 31 Aug 2015 02:09:34 GMT
    Craven, who haunted the nightmares of two generations of teenagers, was 76 and had brain cancer, his family said. More...
  2. Highest Peak in North America Renamed DenaliMon, 31 Aug 2015 01:11:28 GMT
    For more than a century, the continent's tallest mountain was named after the 25th U.S. president. Now, it's officially being changed it to Denali. More...
  3. Self-Help Pioneer Wayne Dyer Dies: Family, PublisherMon, 31 Aug 2015 01:09:10 GMT
    Dyer wrote "Your Erroneous Zones," a best-seller for 64 weeks, and claimed to have treated his own leukemia through remote "psychic surgery." More...
  4. Obama Doubles Down on Climate ChangeMon, 31 Aug 2015 00:44:02 GMT
    The president's trip to the Alaskan Arctic the first by a sitting president is part of an increasingly forceful climate change policy push. More...
  5. After Missing for 9 Days, Calif. Hiker Is RecoveringMon, 31 Aug 2015 00:41:28 GMT
    Miyuki Harwood, 62, was recovering Sunday in a Fresno hospital after she was found alive Saturday. More...
  6. Mom of Suspect in Deputy's Killing Says He Was With HerMon, 31 Aug 2015 00:37:35 GMT
    Shannon Jaruay Miles was shopping elsewhere when Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down Friday night, his mother says. More...
  7. Slain Reporter, Cameraman Honored in Tribute ServiceSun, 30 Aug 2015 23:33:55 GMT
    The ceremony began with a slideshow of the WDBJ-TV journalists wearing warm smiles as they worked as a tag-team on stories. More...
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  1. More Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:56:19 GMT
    The head of a key Texas business group says he doesn't trust the high school dropout and graduation rates provided by state officials. Texas Association of Business president Bill Hammond told The Dallas Morning News that public schools can manipulate the statistics they give to the Texas Education Agency, including the rates of students who opt for home-schooling. More...
  2. Viewpoints / Improving education: Give teachers greater role in deciding how to teachSun, 30 Aug 2015 12:44:36 GMT
    Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17 percent of them will leave the profession. More...
  3. Walt Rubel: Bush candidacy may shine light on NM education reformSun, 30 Aug 2015 08:35:59 GMT
    The education reforms implemented in New Mexico under Gov. Susana Martinez, with their embrace of the federal Common Core standards and heavy reliance on standardized testing, will likely become a topic for debate in the Republican presidential primary. They'll be talking about Jeb Bush, not New Mexico. More...
  4. Church group volunteers offer help to Fort Wayne schoolsSun, 30 Aug 2015 04:24:06 GMT
    In this Aug. 18, 2015 photo, Carol Washburn, left, tutors Nancy Romero, a fifth grade student at Fairfield Elementary School, in Fort Wayne, Ind. as part of the Rising Stars Program. More...
  5. Lincoln school board member to home-school his childrenSun, 30 Aug 2015 00:05:15 GMT
    A newly elected Lincoln Board of Education member is coming under fire for home-schooling his children, despite his campaign promise to enroll them in public school. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Matt Schulte , who was elected in May, had said on a candidate questionnaire and in interviews with the newspaper that his children would attend Maxey Elementary this fall. More...
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  1. Hulu steals hit movies from Netflix with Epix dealMon, 31 Aug 2015 01:30:00 GMT
    Hulu's new front in its competition with Netflix involves "The Hunger Games" and "Transformers." More...
  2. How New Orleans is learning to live with waterSun, 30 Aug 2015 20:47:10 GMT
    After Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans had to reinvent the way it manages water and protects itself from future storms. More...
  3. Verizon will let you keep your contract - but don'tSun, 30 Aug 2015 20:01:09 GMT
    You can continue to keep your two-year contract on Verizon, but the no-contract plans will save you money. More...
  4. Natural gas discovery could be largest everSun, 30 Aug 2015 17:00:21 GMT
    Italian energy company Eni says it might have uncovered the largest natural gas field ever. More...
  5. Trump vs. Ramos: What really happenedSun, 30 Aug 2015 15:15:56 GMT
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos believes his tense press conference exchange with Donald Trump "unmasked" the presidential candidate. More...
  6. Chinese official defends interventionSun, 30 Aug 2015 15:14:32 GMT
    China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said if there is "systemic risk to the financial system, we must take action." More...