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Judges weigh whether to toss terror conviction

09/30/2013 11:55am
A rare full appeals court Monday wrestled with whether it should overturn the conviction of an alleged al-Qaida propagandist, who argues the acts he was convicted for were not considered crimes at the time he committed them.

Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

09/30/2013 1:14pm
The Agriculture Department says 524 schools _ out of about 100,000 _ have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

EPA urged to update rules on secret email accounts

09/30/2013 3:19pm
The Environmental Protection Agency failed to train employees to search secret government email accounts used by senior officials for messages they were required to turn over under public records requests and congressional inquiries, the inspector general said Monday in a new report. It said senior officials who used the accounts said they did not intend to circumvent federal records laws.

Feds grant Texas No Child Left Behind waiver

09/30/2013 4:19pm
The U.S. Education Department on Monday excused Texas from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, granting the state a reprieve from some of the standardized testing-based accountability standards it helped pioneer.

Homework involved to apply for health insurance

09/30/2013 6:27pm
Getting covered under President Barack Obama's health care law might take you more than one sitting. In a media preview Monday, it felt like a cross between doing your taxes and making an important purchase that requires research.