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Today in History

Jan. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2019. There are 352 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 13, 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River while trying to take off during a snowstorm, killing a total...

Walmart heirs' money influences black charter schools debate

Dec. 24, 2018 7:18 PM EST

Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders in the black community. The Walton family, as one of the leading supporters of America's charter school movement, is...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 15, 2018 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Roy Blunt,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 14, 2018 6:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, a possible 2020 Democratic...

Union: Chicago teachers stage 1st US charter school strike

Dec. 4, 2018 3:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers employed by a Chicago charter school network took to the picket lines Tuesday in what their union described as the first strike at any of the privately run, taxpayer-funded schools in the U.S. The strike at Acero's 15 charter schools in Chicago following months of failed contract...

Bezos' preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

Dec. 2, 2018 10:41 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people. And as the rich get richer, and apparently more generous, this legacy of so-called investment philanthropy has shaped government priorities and...

Mexico to grant highest honor to Jared Kushner

Nov. 27, 2018 7:24 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday that it will award President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor the country gives to foreigners, the Order of the Aztec Eagle. The Foreign Relations Department said Kushner earned the award "for his significant contributions in...

Chess world title match comes down to rapid tiebreakers

Nov. 27, 2018 3:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After more than 50 hours of play over nearly three weeks, the chess world championship title will be decided by speedy tiebreaker games on Wednesday. A 12-game battle of brains between American challenger Fabiano Caruana and reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway has resulted in 12...