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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, joined by Education Department Budget Service Director Erica Navarro, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 24, 2017 - 3:27 pm
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. The plan promoted by Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos widened a divide in the...
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May 24, 2017 - 1:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top administrator of North Carolina's health insurance plan for state employees and teachers has abruptly left the job. Mona Moon had been executive administrator of the State Health Plan for four years and previously served as the plan's chief financial officer. The News...
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Mounted police on patrol in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British security forces arrested three more suspects and raided a building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated the deadly concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British...
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A woman stands next to flowers offered for the victims of a suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people Monday night in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 24, 2017 - 6:58 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Home...
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Fire crews work the scene of a large fire involving a big rig Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in the area of Highway 99 and Applegate Road in Atwater, Calif. (Andrew Kuhn /The Merced Sun-Star via AP)
May 24, 2017 - 6:00 am
ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a tanker truck is dead after a series of fiery explosions on a California highway, when his truck burst into flames as it was delivering gasoline. California Fire division chief Mark Lawson told the Modesto Bee that the truck was carrying about 9,000 gallons of...
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May 23, 2017 - 9:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials of Hines Veterans Administration Hospital outside Chicago said Tuesday they have solved the problem of cockroaches in food preparation areas and on serving trays handed to patients. In a report released by the Department of Veteran Affair's inspector general's office,...
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May 23, 2017 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost. Democrats will oppose any changes to the program, which is designed as a temporary...
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A police officer carries a floral tribute close to the Manchester Arena, the morning after a suicide bomber killed more than a dozen people as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester England Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 8:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer. The City Council Budget Committee on Tuesday approved a $1 million donation by the World Series...
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May 23, 2017 - 7:28 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed legislation that would deregulate the business of African-style hair braiding, which practitioners say is a cultural tradition and art form that shouldn't be subject to cosmetology rules. The House unanimously passed the...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Adam Maleski waits to begin his shift in the kitchen a tavern in White Sulphur Springs, Mont. Maleski hasn't decided whether he will cast a ballot in the May 25 special election to fill Montana's vacant U.S. House seat. He has no health insurance, he said, because he can't afford it. He is still paying off thousands in dollars in medical bills after he rolled his car nearly two years ago. He was not insured at the time of the accident. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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