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Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

49 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Full Story
Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

4 hours 5 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics. Full Story
Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

9 hours 19 mins ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. Full Story
50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

6 hours 39 mins ago
A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: Full Story
Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

6 hours 41 mins ago
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. Full Story

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

15 hours 20 mins ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. Full Story
Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

16 hours 33 mins ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer. Full Story
Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

19 hours 38 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. Full Story