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APS educators recall skepticism over test scores

Posted: 10/13/2014 - He and former principal Michael Milstead said they weren't told to cheat, but St. Cyr said he had no explanation for a roughly 30-percent improvement other than cheating. Milstead said sudden improvements in students' math scores seemed especially questionable.

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2 strikes means life for Greenville armed robber

Posted: 10/13/2014 - Prosecutors said in a news release that James Bailey was found guilty Friday of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges. He was sentenced to life in prison because he had 11 other armed robbery convictions, triggering the state's two-strike law.

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Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban

Posted: 10/10/2014 - A federal judge in North Carolina has struck down the state's gay marriage ban, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.

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Yousafzai, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 10/10/2014 - Yousafzai, now 17, is a schoolgirl and education campaigner in Pakistan who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago.

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Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

Updated: 10/10/2014 - Voters say the economy is the most important issue this election season, but some candidates for Senate and governor are wary about discussing the country's financial health on the campaign trail.

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Snowden, pope, refugees in Nobel Peace Prize buzz

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Geir Lundestad of the Norwegian Nobel Committee has suggested the choice was more difficult this year, telling The Associated Press they had "seven meetings rather than five or six."

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Drink Red Bull? You may see $10 in your future

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Thanks to a settlement of a class-action lawsuit, some consumers of Red Bull products might be entitled to either $10 in cash or $15 in Red Bull products.

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Lawmakers approve $700 million to fight Ebola

Posted: 10/09/2014 - It takes the OK of the top Republican and Democrat on the House and Senate Armed Services and Appropriations panels to "reprogram" Pentagon funds. The Democrats have already agreed to the proposal.

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Hong Kong gov't cancels talks with protesters

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Her announcement came hours after student leaders called for supporters to redouble their efforts to occupy the main protest zone -- a highway outside government headquarters that they're now dubbing "Umbrella Square."

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Hospital: No signs of Ebola in Dallas-area officer

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Monnig was one of the deputies who went inside the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying. Monnig did not have contact with Duncan, but did see some of Duncan's family members now in isolation. Duncan died Wednesday.

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Georgia lawmakers consider new power rules

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Environmental groups and an analyst from Georgia Tech said the state could meet much of its goals by running coal-fired power plants less and investing in renewable energy and efficiency measures.

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