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Feds Rescind Washington State’s ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

Feds Rescind Washington State’s ‘No Child Left Behind’ WaiverWashington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the Obama administration.

‘Murder,’ South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain’s Actions

‘Murder,’ South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain’s ActionsAccording to Yonhap News, Park condemned Captain Lee Jun-seok for not moving more quickly to evacuate the 476 or so people who were on board and for being among the first who were able to get to safety.

Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel SaysA new report from the United Nations' panel on climate change says major action is needed, and fast, if policymakers want to limit global warming to acceptable levels.

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 30

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 30The official death toll from last month's landslide in Washington state has risen to 30, according to local officials, with more than a dozen still listed as missing.

Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA Interrogations

Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA InterrogationsA Senate panel voted on Thursday to declassify a controversial report on the interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency during the presidency of George W. Bush.

White House: Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Was Not Covert Program

White House: Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Was Not Covert ProgramThe funding of a social media platform designed to undermine the Cuban government was not a covert American operation, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during his regular press briefing on Thursday.

Fort Hood MP Hailed As Hero For Confronting Shooter

Fort Hood MP Hailed As Hero For Confronting ShooterStories are emerging about the harrowing minutes on the post Wednesday and what are being described as the heroic actions of the military police officer who confronted the gunman.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political ContributionsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down an overall cap on the amount that large campaign donors can give to parties and candidates in a two-year election cycle.

When The Twit Hit The Fan: ‘I’m Still Here,’ Colbert Says

When The Twit Hit The Fan: ‘I’m Still Here,’ Colbert SaysIn his first show since a controversy erupted over a Comedy Central tweet about one of his skits last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media, his network and himself Monday night, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign against his show on Twitter, "I'm still here."

White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone DataPresident Obama is reportedly preparing to announce a plan to scrap the government's systematic collection of bulk phone records as part of a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency's controversial electronic surveillance activities.