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Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work
BLAINE, Maine (AP) -- Many northern Maine high schools are empty just weeks after the arrival of students as teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields to haul in the fall harvest....
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A look at changes in college prep history courses
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested....
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Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?
DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship....
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History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver
DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote....
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Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots....
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Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home
DALLAS (AP) -- Some parents have temporarily removed their children from Dallas schools after learning that five students may have come into contact with the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S....
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Man, hostage dead after Southern Calif. standoff
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a hostage standoff at a San Bernardino County home ended with the shooting deaths of a woman and a man who was holding her hostage. Two small children also held hostage came away safe....
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Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Prosecutors are investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven't seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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US student rallies support Hong Kong protesters
NEW YORK (AP) -- Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong....
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Sheldon Adelson criticizes Internet gambling
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson repeated his distaste for Internet gambling during a talk Wednesday night at the G2E Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, saying there was no reason casinos should be in the pockets of every single American....
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Police made tough call with UVa student missing
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come....
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Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery....
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State police: 2 troopers in Frein search injured
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks....
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Attorneys work to pick jury in Jodi Arias retrial
PHOENIX (AP) -- Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 percent of 400 potential panelists called in this week, many who said they knew too much about the case to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment....
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