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No Child revision easily clears House, heads to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long outdated and widely criticized as unrealistic, the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law is on track for a major revision after the House voted to dramatically limit the federal government's role in education policy but keep the annual testing requirements for the nation's public schoolchildren.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Developing nations shift emissions stance in climate talks

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The once black-and-white world of climate negotiations for poorer countries has evolved into many shades of gray at talks this week in Paris.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Kerry: We can defeat IS within 'months' of Syrian transition

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Islamic State can be defeated within "months" of a ceasefire between Syria's government and moderate rebels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, urging the world to come together behind a peace strategy recently hashed out by the United States, Russia and other countries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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OPEC likely won't move to boost oil price amid infighting

VIENNA (AP) — Cheap oil that could get even cheaper: That's the challenge OPEC ministers face as they try to cut their losses at a time when supply is outstripping demand.

But their hands appear tied.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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US-led coalition target IS oil facilities in eastern Syria

LONDON (AP) — British Tornado jets struck oil fields in eastern Syria on Thursday that help finance the Islamic State group and Germany prepared to send reconnaissance aircraft to the Middle East as coalition forces stepped up efforts to fight the militants.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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2 distinct images of Baltimore officer on trial in Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officer William Porter did nothing to help Freddie Gray as he lay helpless on the floor of a Baltimore police transport van complaining that he couldn't breathe and pleading for a medic, prosecutors said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Army: 2 pilots killed in helicopter crash in rural Tennessee

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Army pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell in rural Tennessee, the military said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Search for Malaysian jet refocuses in southern Indian Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deep sea hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner has been refocused on the southern reaches of an expansive search zone based on new analysis released on Thursday of the Boeing 777's final hours and how it might have plunged into the Indian Ocean with 239 people aboard after running out of fuel.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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