A proposal to re-write No Child Left Behind — an unpopular federal education law that now labels practically all schools in Washington state as "failing" — began its tightrope-walk through the full U.S. Senate Tuesday.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who helped shepherd the bipartisan proposal through committee, opened debate on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon by calling on her colleagues to "fix this broken law."
"This has been a theme that has been used against me and my husband for many, many years," the Democratic presidential hopeful told CNN's Brianna Keilar in Iowa, noting that she's been "subjected to the kind of constant barrage of attacks that are largely fomented by and coming from the right."
She added, "[A]t the end of the day, I think vo
Trumpet player and composer Dave Douglas is always searching for a new musical experience, and bringing audiences along with him.
Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson spoke to Mr Douglas at the recent TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and learned how Dave had to travel to Spain to get the jazz bug, his formative years playing with Horace Silver and later with John Zorn. He also spoke about how important the audience is to the jazz experience, and his successful recording company Greenleaf Music.
In the end, 177 people were arrested and jailed on charges of engaging in organized crime.
But many of them say they had nothing to do with these "outlaw" motorcycle clubs — and nothing to do with the violence.
Among them are Walt and Ester Weaver.
KPLU recently garnered an impressive number of news awards – four national and three regional – for work produced in 2014.
We've told you how Okinawans — who are known to have more than a few centenarians among them — enjoy jasmine-infused tea.
And if you're looking to incorporate this fragrant aroma with a bit of creamy indulgence, pastry chef Naomi Gallego, of the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., has you covered.
"I love the smell of it," Gallego says as she shows me how she's infused a pot of milk with jasmine tea to m
"LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has said his department would investigate any sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby — even past the statute of limitations," Mandalit reports. "The department's public information officer, Det. Meghan Aguilar, told NPR that the police have at least one open criminal investigation that may have multiple accusations.
Senate Bill 128, the End of Life Option Act, had already cleared the state Senate, but faced opposition in the Assembly Health Committee.
The Wall Street Journal, which reported last week on the alleged transfers, cited "a person aware of the probe" saying at least one of the frozen accounts belonged to Najib.
At issue is 1Malaysia Development Bhd, or 1MDB, the troubled state investment fund that has debts of $11 billion and is struggling to pay its b
The jet was based at Shaw Air Force Base, close to Sumter, S.C., and had been flying close to Joint Base Charleston at the time of the collision. In a statement, the base says, "The F-16 pilot safely ejected" and was taken to the Charleston base for a medical assessment.
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The biggest surge is among groups that have historically lower rates of heroin abuse: women and white (non-Hispanic) Americans. They tend to be 18-25 years old, with household incomes below $20,000.
Fifteen years ago, only 12 percent of seniors at Beit Jann Comprehensive School passed the exams that are the prerequisite for higher education in Israel. Last year, and the year before, every single senior passed.
Beit Jann ranks second now in the high school graduation exams, known as bagrut, for all of Israel. This year, Shalalha — the school's principal — is hoping for first.
"Bagrut is a ticket," Shalalha says.
Activists are taking this approach because they say at least 70 people have been killed in protests in the past two months. Their attackers usually wear police uniforms.
Don't count on it.
Dining out at a sit-down restaurant can mean far more sodium in your diet – and nearly as much saturated fat – as eating at a fast-food joint, according to a recent study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The White House recently pledged that the U.S. would get 20 percent of its total electricity from renewable sources by 2030, about three times what it does now.