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Support Drops For Charter Schools

By Maria Danilova WASHINGTON — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice — charter schools and private school voucher programs — and his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made it a ...

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Missing Dallas Girl Found Dead Was Likely Killed Over Stolen Drugs

There seems to be no limit to the depths that people will go to harm and hurt other human beings, but the case of the murder of a Texas teen is particularly disturbing. Dallas police say 13-year-old Shavon Randle, found dead in a Dallas home last weekend was likely killed because one of her relatives was dating someone who stole drugs. People.com reports:Two men, Darius Fields and Devontae Owens, may have k ...

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Judge In Philando Castile Case Writes Letter Of Support To Jury

By Nigel Roberts The judge who presided over the Philando Castile case is raising eyebrows.Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III wrote a letter of support to jurors who acquitted St. Anthony, Minnesota police Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Castile, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Following the acquittal, many criticized the jurors after drawing their own conclusion based o ...

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Mississippi High School’s First Black Valedictorian Forced To Share Title With White Student

A Mississippi mother is taking legal action against her daughter’s school district after her child was forced to share her high school’s valedictorian title with a White student who earned a lower GPA, reports the New York Daily News. According to the outlet, 18-year-old Jasmine Shepherd, who is the first Black student in Cleveland High School’s history to be given the valedictorian honor, was named “co-val ...

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Vets Can Make A Difference Through Volunteer Firefighting

(NewsUSA) - Patriotism is in the air during the summer months. It starts with Memorial Day and flows into July 4th. But it’s not just about fireworks, cookouts and parades. The heart of patriotism is helping others, and like our veterans, volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel and rescue workers are all about helping those in need. In fact, for veterans looking for new ways to give back, becoming a volunteer ...

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Prosecutor Drops Perjury Charge Against Ex-Trooper In Sandra Bland Case

By Nigel Roberts The former Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland during a 2015 traffic stop agreed never to work again in law enforcement in exchange for having a misdemeanor perjury charge against him dismissed, CNN reports. Under the deal announced, Brian Encinia will turn over his police credentials and sign a sworn statement that permanently ends his law enforcement career. He was the only offi ...

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Viscount Mining Corp: Company to Watch In 2017

(NewsUSA) - Back in the late 1800s, hordes of miners descended on Colorado’s Custer County to seek their fortunes. They staked nearly 100 individual claims, and mined large amounts of top-grade silver and gold from the ground. The area even acquired a revealing name: the Hardscrabble Silver District. The mines fell on hard times by the 1920s. But there was plenty of ore left in the ground. When one of the p ...

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