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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For many Philadelphia tourists, the Rocky statue is a must-see — even if it is a movie prop depicting a fictional boxer.Could a sculpture of real-life heavyweight champion Joe Frazier draw as many admirers?Artist Steph ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.The American Chamber of Commer ...more

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A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:___ALABAMAThe state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since.Leg ...more

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.The fight to repeal the standa ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.Thanks to an infusion of $1 million from th ...more

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By David Greising, Karen Pierog and Tim Reid DETROIT Reuters) - Detroit’s plan to recover from bankruptcy includes several blueprints for a new future. The only problem is the city, the largest ever to file for bankruptcy, is still a long way ...more

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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first of a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company.Natural Fruit Co. Lt ...more

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Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending Worl ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra pr ...more

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday. The fr ...more