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Lawmakers OK splitting regional taxes with charter schools

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation heading to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk would let charter schools receive revenue from voter-approved property tax hikes. The Republican-led Senate approved the bill 23-14 Tuesday, largely along party lines. The taxes now go to the counties’ traditional school districts on a per-student basis, on top ...

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At least 22 dead in twin Benghazi car bombs

At least 22 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Varying reports say 20 to 30 more were wounded by the blasts, which took place within minutes of each other. The first vehicle blew up in front of a mosque ...

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Staffing Schools in No-Stoplight Towns

The town of Otis, Colo., does have a stoplight and 500 residents. But, like other remote communities in the Rocky Mountain State, it struggles to keep teachers for all its classes. —Photo by Jeffrey Beall It takes ingenuity and hard work to find and keep teachers in remote districts Rangely ...

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University strikes ‘much more likely’ as talks deadlocked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Staff at 61 universities voted in favour of industrial action over the pension plans Changes to lecturers’ pensions will go ahead despite staff at 61 universities backing strike action. The Universities Superannuation Scheme voted on Tuesday to press ahead with plans academics fear could ...

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Woman racially abused and assaulted on Tube train

Image copyright PA Image caption Police have released an image of the woman who has not been identified A mother was racially abused and assaulted on a Tube train by a woman who also threatened to have her children kidnapped. British Transport Police said the assault took place on the ...

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US shutdown: Trump hails ‘big win’ and says Democrats caved in

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Trump’s answerphone message blamed Democrats for the shutdown over the weekend US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a “big win” for Republicans. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from ...

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At least 16 hurt in volcano eruption near Japan ski resort

TOKYO — A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least 16 people at a ski resort in central Japan, including six soldiers hit by an avalanche during ski training, officials said. Nine civilians were injured by volcanic rocks, while seven people — six soldiers and one civilian skier ...

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