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2 districts still face takeover decision, but not Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Members of Mississippi’s state Board of Education are delaying a decision on taking two rural districts into a statewide district aimed at improving academic performance, while making clear they don’t intend to take over Jackson schools. Board members said Thursday that they’re uncomfortable moving ahead without ...

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Bad behavior in teens linked to air pollution

A lack of clean air through pollution — and the foliage necessary to filter it out — in urban areas has been linked to bad behavior among 9- to 18-year-olds. Tiny pollution particles called particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which measure 30 times smaller than a strand of hair, ...

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Wine glasses are seven times bigger than they once were

Cersei Lannister must have missed the memo that her wine goblet should’ve been much smaller. Wine glasses have expanded in size nearly seven-fold over the past 300 years, scientists at the University of Cambridge found, with their growth spurt surging most sharply over the last 20 years ...

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Scottish income tax changes unveiled

The Scottish government has announced income tax changes that will see higher earners pay more than elsewhere in the UK – and lower earners pay less. The country’s finance secretary, Derek Mackay, announced a new tax band of 21p for those earning more than £24,000. But a starter rate of ...

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