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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more informatio ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April.The soldiers were previously charged with manslaughter. But prosecutors d ...more

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(Reuters) - Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co <MC.N> as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board. Cantor, who was d ...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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LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his ...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