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Airlines get tough on ‘support pets’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cute but not to be cuddled on board. Hedgehogs are on an in-flight banned list. If you were planning to bring a hedgehog on to a flight as a form of emotional support, you might have to think again. Hedgehogs have been included on ...

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Protesters to seek anti-bias training for city teachers

Demonstrators will converge on City Hall Tuesday to demand Mayor de Blasio take action following the Daily News’ explosive report of a racist lesson on slavery at a Bronx public school. Middle School 118 teacher Patricia Cummings singled out black students during class in January and told ...

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Kansas Education Department to keep bus funds despite audit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Education Department will continue distributing millions in bus funding despite a recent audit that says the payments are barred under current state law. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the state Board of Education says it will keep paying for school districts’ bus operations under ...

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Parents paid £1m over ‘shambles’ childcare scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Almost £1m has been paid to parents in lieu of the tax-free childcare they should have received under a flagship government scheme. Under the scheme, Revenue & Customs tops up what parents put in up by 20%, up to £2,000 per child per year. But, because ...

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Firebombs and hate mail: How votes for women were won

Image copyright PA “I am glad to hear you are in hospital. I hope you suffer torture until you die, you idiot.” Signed “an Englishman”, this piece of hate mail was sent to votes-for-women campaigner Emily Wilding Davison as she lay dying in hospital in June 1913. Days earlier, she ...

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