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Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because no substitute could be found for her absent teacher.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015

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Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — Sky-gazers in the Arctic were treated to a perfect view of a total solar eclipse Friday as the moon completely blocked out the sun in a clear sky, casting a shadow over Norway's remote archipelago of Svalbard.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015

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Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality

DENVER (AP) — Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015

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Poll: Public unaware Obama's health law is again in jeopardy

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015

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Students, governor want U.Va. student arrest investigated

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Students at the University of Virginia are demanding justice for a student who was injured during an arrest and appears in a photo with a bloody face as he is being held down by an officer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015

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Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015

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Islamic State group claims Tunisia attack that killed 23

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The radical Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack on a famed Tunis museum that left 23 people dead, scores of tourists wounded and upended the country's struggling tourism industry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015

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Frats are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior

Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities around the country seem to be coming under fire as never before over behavior that would shock the frat boys of "Animal House."

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015

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