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School chiefs seek to address privacy concerns

01/24/2014 12:53am
Chief state school officers are seeking to reassure the public that the new Common Core standards will not lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government.

AP findings on troubles in nation's nuclear force

01/24/2014 1:37am
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an independent review of the nuclear force and summoned the most senior Pentagon leaders to discuss its serious missteps, leadership lapses and personnel problems. A string of nuclear missteps, many uncovered by The Associated Press, have beset the nation's nuclear force in the past year:

Union membership holds steady at 11.3 percent

01/24/2014 9:47am
The nation's union membership held steady at 11.3 percent last year, but losses among state and government workers suggest an ominous trend for the future of organized labor.

US envoy seeking China's help with North Korea

01/24/2014 11:54am
The U.S. envoy for North Korea is traveling to East Asia next week on a new round of nuclear diplomacy, looking to nudge a reluctant China to step up pressure on Pyongyang to disarm.