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Civil rights and immigration history connected

08/26/2013 10:42am
When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.

What are the Common Core State Standards?

08/26/2013 12:31pm
The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia with the goal of better preparing the nation's students for college or a job. Despite their widespread adoption, many parents don't know what the standards are or whether their state has adopted them, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

Italy stocks tumble amid political uncertainty

08/26/2013 12:36pm
Milan's stock exchange has closed sharply lower amid heightened concerns about a government crisis following Silvio Berlusconi's definitive conviction for tax fraud.

Western leaders mull military response in Syria

08/26/2013 1:48pm
Western leaders are discussing whether to stage a military response to last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. France and Germany, which refused to support the 2003 Iraq invasion, suggested Monday they may take part. Russia said any such intervention would violate international law.

The down and dirty about nerve agents like sarin

08/26/2013 3:17pm
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that a large-scale chemical weapons attack occurred in Syria. There are still many questions about chemical weapons, some of which can be answered easily and some of which can't.

San Diego mayor job attracts potential candidates

08/26/2013 4:15pm
People were lining up Monday to run for mayor of San Diego in the aftermath of the sexual harassment scandal that toppled Bob Filner and led to yet another city employee claiming she was mistreated by the former congressman.