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  • Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: 'Take politics out, take presidential ambitions out, do the …
    Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: 'Take politics out, take presidential ambitions out, do the …

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.

  • Fence-jumper makes it into the White House
    Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended.

  • The 'CIA Canoe Pool' and other revelations from declassified government papers
    The 'CIA Canoe Pool' and other revelations from declassified government papers

    So what do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week from its in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence?

  • After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids
    After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."

  • Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins
    Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins

    By Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom. A vote for the union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom breaking up. ...

  • Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake
    Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

    Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.

  • Russian fighters intercepted by U.S. near Alaska
    Russian fighters intercepted by U.S. near Alaska

    Two Russian fighter jets recently entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said Friday.

  • Islamic State creates police force in northwest Iraq
    Islamic State creates police force in northwest Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's northwest Nineveh province have created a police force to "implement the orders of the religious judiciary," according to a well-known militant Islamist website. Photos on the website showed armed men in black clothing with "Islamic Police Nineveh State” printed on the arm. The police forces were in freshly painted police cars and one photo showed militiamen on a river boat. It was not clear when the photos were posted or when the police force was established. ...

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