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Judge to hear lawsuit over Pledge of Allegiance

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed against a New Jersey school district by a family who claim the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against children with atheist beliefs. The family, identified in court papers as John and Jane Doe and their child, sued the Aberdeen Matawan [...]

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Judge to hear lawsuit over Pledge of Allegiance

  FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed against a New Jersey school district by a family who claim the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against children with atheist beliefs. The family, identified in court papers as John and Jane Doe and their child, sued the Aberdeen [...]

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Denver-area seniors protest new state tests

  DENVER (AP) — Thousands of Denver-area high school seniors are refusing to take new state standardized tests, saying they’re a distraction as they work to get into college and a waste of time and money. Colorado required seniors to take standardized science and social studies tests for the first time this year, and most [...]

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Number of foreign students in US hits record high

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China. A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said nearly 900,000 international students were studying in the U.S. during [...]

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Leaders of historically black colleges meet in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As historically black colleges and universities struggle to survive in the face of continued challenges, their unique role makes it vital that they succeed, leaders of several of the institutions said Friday. The college presidents gathered in Virginia as part of events marking 150th anniversary of Virginia Union, one [...]

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Flu symptoms and 10 home remedies

  by Briana Stanley Flu symptoms Once again folks, flu season is upon us. Flu symptoms can come on quickly. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have the flu. • Fever: Your temperature is considered elevated when it is 100°F or greater. • Chills: Body chills not related to a cold environment can be [...]

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Did you have an “epic fail” this semester?

  by Briana Stanley The end of the semester is approaching us fast. Grades are soon to be documented.  We sit back and think about how time has gone by and how our grades are not where they should be. It is time to make peace with the situation. The semester is almost done and [...]

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Parents lie on survey to identify English learners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nieves Garcia came from Mexico at age 6 and spent most of her elementary school years in California classified as an “English learner” even after she had picked up the language. Now a 32-year-old mother, she didn’t want her daughter labeled the same way and subjected to additional testing. And so [...]

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Denver-area seniors protest new state tests

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of Denver-area high school seniors are refusing to take new state standardized tests, saying they’re a distraction as they work to get into college and a waste of time and money. Colorado required seniors to take standardized science and social studies tests for the first time this year, and most were [...]

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Study suggests genetic link for male homosexuality

CHICAGO (AP) — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men’s chances of being homosexual, but the results aren’t strong enough to prove it. Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation. Researchers who led the new study of nearly 800 gay brothers say their results bolster previous evidence [...]

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G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

  BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders. The communique from [...]

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