Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers
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Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Besides the nation’s capital, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday, June 23, announced the renewal of waivers for Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New … Continue reading

Clinton to meet with church officials near Ferguson unrest
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Clinton to meet with church officials near Ferguson unrest

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting America’s struggle with race relations at the forefront of her presidential campaign, joining with church members near the epicenter of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, as the nation grapples with the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina. The leading Democratic presidential … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Buzz: Meryl Streep asks Congress to revive ERA
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Capitol Hill Buzz: Meryl Streep asks Congress to revive ERA

WASHINGTON (AP) — No actor or actress can match Meryl Streep’s 19 Academy Award nominations, and only Katharine Hepburn has bested her three Oscars for acting. So maybe it’s conceivable that Streep’s letter Tuesday, June 23, to each member of Congress can somehow revive the Equal Rights Amendment, politically dormant since its high-water mark four decades … Continue reading

White supremacist donated to GOP presidential candidates
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White supremacist donated to GOP presidential candidates

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday, June 21, night. The paper reported that one of the candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will return the $8,500 … Continue reading

Clinton proposes tax credit to boost youth employment
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Clinton proposes tax credit to boost youth employment

  NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Taking aim at unemployment among younger Americans, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday, June 17, proposed using tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people. Speaking at a technical college in South Carolina, Clinton proposed giving businesses a tax credit of $1,500 for each apprentice they hire. The program, … Continue reading