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Diverse group teams up to bring clean water to Puerto Rico

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A charity founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has teamed up with the nation’s second largest teachers’ union to help bring clean water to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The Virginia Beach-based Operation Blessing International said in a statement this week that it’s working with the American ...

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Appeals court rules against immigrants over in-state tuition

ATLANTA (AP) — Immigrants who have been granted temporary status to stay in the U.S. will have to keep paying out-of-state tuition after an appeals court ruled against them, saying state colleges and universities in Georgia aren’t required to let them pay in-state tuition. Georgia’s state colleges and universities require ...

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Best Buy expands after-school tech program

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy is expanding an after-school tech program for underprivileged teens as it hopes to create workers with the skills to serve increasingly savvy shoppers as well as groom future inventors who can help fill its stores with new gadgets. The Minneapolis-based chain said Wednesday the ...

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Suspensions, expulsions drop in Baltimore city schools

BALTIMORE (AP) — School officials in Baltimore are issuing suspensions and expulsions less frequently than a year ago. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2ivcB17 ) that the change is part of a reform effort to emphasize conflict resolution and keep kids in school. The paper reported Tuesday that there were 6,800 ...

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The 350 million people who don’t even exist

Image copyright Getty Images Whenever any report has a “global” subject matter it’s never long before there’s a massive, global-size statistic, counting people by the millions and billions. News reports on global problems like to gesture to devastation and deprivation on an epic scale, counting out the suffering in numbers ...

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Kansas math test scores unchanged from last year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas students’ performance on the annual state math test essentially stayed flat from 2016 to 2017, while performance on the English and language arts portion decreased slightly. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas State Board of Education reviewed data Tuesday on students’ performance on the ...

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