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Many Tennessee high schoolers graduated in 2015 without meeting state requirements. How they did it reveals a disconnect between district and state expectations.
April 11, 2017
"We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions," North Korea said. President Trump said the country is "looking for trouble."
April 11, 2017
For Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, maamoul is an essential part of Easter and Eid respectively. Stuffed with date paste or nuts, this buttery cookie dates back to ancient Egypt.
April 11, 2017
The election is drawing national attention, including a last-minute ad from President Trump. A closer-than-expected result could be a warning sign for the GOP of a lack of enthusiasm in the Trump era.
April 11, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force proposes each man decide with his doctor whether to undergo routine PSA testing, citing recent evidence of benefits and ways to minimize downsides of screening.
April 11, 2017
Freedom's just another word for ... a full-ride scholarship, with strings attached. New York's vast new scholarship program has brought praise, and some nitpicking.
April 11, 2017
A rapidly evolving strain of bird flu has killed a record number of people this year in China. Scientists are concerned about its potential to spur a global pandemic.
April 11, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security says such demands aren't routine and represent a fraction of those entering the country.
April 11, 2017
Instead of soaring towers with antennas on top, future cell sites will adorn power poles and streetlights owned by cities and towns that are wary of turning them over to wireless companies.
April 11, 2017
New Mexico has made it illegal to stigmatize students who cannot pay for their lunches. State Sen. Michael Padilla, who introduced the bill, says he had to mop cafeteria floors as a foster child.
April 11, 2017
The former Kinks leader speaks with Steve Inskeep about Americana, a musical distillation of his sometimes tumultuous life as British rock star in the U.S.
April 11, 2017
Chicago's fire department gets 20 times more medical calls than fire calls, but it has twice as many firetrucks as ambulances. Other cities also face this disparity and there are calls for change.
April 11, 2017
With their powers combined, the three countries aim to return the World Cup to North America in 2026. Under the proposal the U.S. would host 60 matches, with 10 apiece hosted by Canada and Mexico.
April 10, 2017
Gov. Robert Bentley was accused of abusing his office to try to conceal an affair with a staffer. He was facing impeachment proceedings and has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors.
April 10, 2017
An annual study gives airlines the highest scores for quality in the 26 years the ratings have been compiled. But the ratings don't fully reflect the experience of the American air traveler.
April 10, 2017
Farmers in a remote Ugandan tropical forest suffered from an excruciatingly painful foot ailment. Usually parasitic worms are the cause — but not this time.
April 10, 2017
Stella Nyanzi's latest run-in with the regime of President Museveni began with a fight for free sanitary pads for school-aged girls — then she wrote about the president and his wife on social media.
April 10, 2017
The secretary of state is meeting with G-7 diplomats, then heading to Moscow on Tuesday for some rather tough discussions. All the while, the U.S. strike on Syria is likely to be Item 1 on the agenda.
April 10, 2017
Nationally, Americans are growing disenchanted with traditional religion. But in a Maryland suburb, Catholics seeking more spiritual lives are banding together with others who share their values.
April 10, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is recommending the White House name Eric Dreiband to run the Justice Department's civil rights division.
April 10, 2017

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