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Common Core yields odd political allegiances

12/04/2013 1:06am
To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement.

Ex-Blackwater guards plead not guilty

12/04/2013 11:57am
Four ex-Blackwater guards are pleading not guilty to multiple manslaughter charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad.

Ill. pension fight could create deeper fiscal hole

12/04/2013 5:09pm
With the fight over solving Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall now headed to the courts, the financially troubled state faces a grim possibility: The plan could be tossed, and Illinois could wind up in an even deeper fiscal hole than the one it's in now.

Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily

12/04/2013 5:34pm
The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.