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5 Things to know about the House-Senate No Child rewrites

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015

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Admiral assures Asian allies US forces ready for contingency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet assured allies Friday that American forces are well equipped and ready to respond to any contingency in the South China Sea, where long-seething territorial disputes have set off widespread uncertainties.

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Ukrainians, Australian kin mark year since MH17 downing

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — In a solemn procession, residents of the Ukrainian village where a Malaysian airliner was shot down with 298 people aboard a year ago marched Friday to the crash site. Half a world away, Australia's prime minister remembered the "savagery" of the attack as he unveiled a plaque in Canberra set in soil from the field where the wreckage fell.

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Court: Airlines get leeway when someone references a bomb

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline employees cannot be held liable if they misinterpret a passenger's reference to a bomb as a threat when they report it to security authorities as long as their statements are not false on key facts, an appeals court said Thursday.

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Doctor: 3-4 month recovery for ex-President Bush's injury

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials say it could take three to four months for a fractured neck bone suffered by former President George H.W. Bush to heal.

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DEA chief confident escaped drug lord will be found again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration's No. 3 agent hasn't really slept since he got word Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had sneaked out of maximum-security prison in Mexico though a mile-long tunnel that opened beneath his cell's shower nearly a week ago.

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EU task force seeks mental exams, drug tests for pilots

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union task force is recommending pre-employment psychological evaluations and random drug and alcohol tests for pilots to prevent a repeat of the Germanwings disaster.

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Little known about suspect in fatal shooting of Marines

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruiting center and another U.S. military site was a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed.

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