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MA is home to America's best school systems

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According to the study, the nation's best schools are found in MA, which boasts the highest math and reading test scores, along with the lowest percentage of threatened/injured high school students. 3 and Vermont in fifth. MA earned a "Quality Rank" of 1, a "Safety Rank" of 1 and an overall score of 78.16. Louisiana's public schools finished at the bottom of the WalletHub survey. Read More »

3 power cables cut, could take weeks to fix, evacuation continues

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About 9,000 customers were without power on the two islands. Further testing at the site of the Bonner Bridge incident indicates that only two of the three underground transmission cables sustained damage. The timeline for a complete fix ranges from one to two weeks. Gov. Roy Cooper held a conference from the Outer Banks on Monday, an area that's dealing with major power outages. Read More »

IL senators seek to send governor school funding bill

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He has repeatedly said he'll use his amendatory veto powers but has declined to specify what exactly he'll do. To override the Republican chief executive's veto, each house of the IL general assembly would need a three-fifths vote. Democrats insist the pending proposal is fair since Chicago is the only IL district that pays the employer portion of teacher pension costs. Most schools are expected to open on time even without state funding, relying on reserves or borrowing. Read More »

Boy rescued from capsized boat near Wareham dies

He had been hospitalized in critical condition for days before he died Sunday. "It is with sadness and a heavy heart that I share with you the untimely death of Harry O'Connor, third-grader at Nixon Elementary". Beth Stone, a spokeswoman for the Plymouth District Attorney's Office, said state police assigned to the office were advised of Harry's death on Saturday at Children's Hospital in Boston. Read More »

Hamburg supermarket attacker had 'radical Islamist' motive, German prosecutor says

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It is yet unclear whether the perpetrator is a member of any terrorist organization or ever got in contact with terrorists, as well as if any other people were involved in perpetrating or preparing the attack, the prosecution added. On Friday afternoon, the suspect entered a supermarket on a lively street in Hamburg and took a kitchen knife measuring around 20cm from the shelves. Read More »

Ghatkopar building collapse: PM sanctions compensation

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The heavy overnight rainfall only worsened the situation. In the 24 hour period following the collapse, the rescue team along with fire brigade and NDRF jawans extricated 28 people from the debris, out which 17 people were declared dead. Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta announced an inquiry immediately after the incident, a report of which will be submitted 15 days from the day of the collapse. Read More »

Salman Khan signs 'film rights deal' with Amazon: here's what it means!

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The deal with Amazon Prime is sure to boost Amazon's already-impressive footprint in India. Salman Khan is one of the biggest stars in Bollywood right now, when it comes to popularity as well as box office power. The deal will bring all of Khan's future titles exclusively to Amazon as well as adding several of Khan's films to Amazon's library including Tubelight (2017), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Hero (2015), Kick (2014), and Jai Ho (2014). Read More »

5-year-old girl shot in hand by stray bullet

The young girl was at a cousin's birthday party when gunshots went off. Witnesses say they heard about six or seven shots in total. The gunfire also hit a man outside the home, who is not related the Masud's family, as well as other houses and parked cars. Read More »

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) Experiencing Unusual Activity Mid-day

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EPS growth in next year is estimated to reach 36.11% while EPS growth estimate for this year is set at 75.00%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter previous year. It has a market cap of $1.88 Billion. United States Steel has a 12 month low of $15.72 and a 12 month high of $41.83. The Firm also operates blast furnaces and electric arc furnaces. Read More »

Suspects in Houston County officer-involved shooting crashed in bean field, arrested

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The incident happened in La Crescent, as two police officers reported they saw two men behaving "suspiciously" at a Kwik Trip along 3rd Street. During the traffic stop, the officers encountered gunfire. The suspects drove off, and officers again pursued. The incident had multiple crime scenes, according to the Sheriff's Office. Squad cameras captured the shooting incident and will be used by the BCA during its investigation. Read More »

Nomination of Left Front's Rajya Sabha candidate cancelled

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The nomination of Left leader Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya was cancelled on Monday for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election from West Bengal after he allegedly failed to file his nomination papers on time. "They were given a chance of hearing in accordance with the Representation of the People Act. Then it was announced that CPI-M's Rajya Sabha candidate's nomination was declared as invalid by the Election Commission as it was not submitted within the stipulated time", Trinamool Secretary General ... Read More »

Pelosi hauls in $26M for Dems

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Pelosi's spokesman, Jorge Aguilar, noted her network of progressive political donors when asked about her fundraising ability, The Washington Times reports . The successive loses have caused some Democrats to question whether Pelosi is still the best candidate to lead the minority party in Congress. However, the newspaper said it is hard to compare that figure with Pelosi's because she organizes her fundraising differently. Read More »

Aide says Trump wants more West Wing discipline, structure

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The US president on Friday announced via Twitter that he had picked Kelly to replace outgoing chief of staff Reince Priebus, rumored for weeks to be on the verge of being sacked. Trump pointed to the buoyant stock market and low unemployment rate as signs that his White House was working well. In another tweet Monday, Trump hinted that Congress's own health insurance plan should be replaced for its failure to repeal Obamacare, his predecessor's signature reform of the U.S. Read More »

U.S. diplomats must leave Russia: Putin

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By signing the bill into law , Trump cannot ease the sanctions against Russian Federation unless he seeks congressional approval. Yesterday's announcement brought to mind the tit-for-tat expulsions at the height of the cold war. Washington may cut local employees as well as diplomats in Russian Federation, according to a Kremlin spokesman, diluting the impact of an ultimatum that the US cut its staff in the country by 755. Read More »

Next launch of first Japanese private space rocket set for year-end

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Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has pioneered such endeavours, sending payloads from Nasa and private companies into orbit with its Falcon rockets. The cost of the launch was jut 50 million yen ($440,000). JAXA has led the country's space efforts until now; their rocket launches cost somewhere between 200 million and 300 million yen ($1.8-$2.7 million). Read More »

Rocket attack kills Saudi policeman in Qatif

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Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki says in a statement, which was released on Sunday evening, that the attack targeted a security patrol in the morning hours in the al-Mosawara district in the heavily Shiite-populated governorate of Qatif. In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that the UAE strongly condemns the criminal act and permanently rejects all forms of violence and terrorism, reiterating its strong support for Saudi Arabia and its firm ... Read More »

Vegas Play of the Day: Giants at Dodgers

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Right-hander Sam Dyson, blew the save for San Francisco, his second blown save of the season, and first with the Giants. I would argue, however, that even then a deal for another starter makes sense. "He kind of got an in-between hop and Utley beat it out", Bochy said. Corey Seager doubled down the right-field line with one out in the 11th for his third hit of the game and Justin Turner was walked intentionally. Read More »

World's longest suspension bridge opens in Switzerland

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Sitting at 85m above the valley floor at its highest point, the bridge links two sections of the Europaweg two-day hiking trail between Grächen and Zermatt. The bridge offers stunning views of the 14,783-foot Weisshorn - a mountain slightly taller than the more famous nearby Matterhorn. If you are courageous enough to walk the length of the bridge , you will see unparalleled views of some of Switzerland's highest peaks. Read More »

Russian Federation urges United States to abandon sanctions diktat to normalize bilateral relations

Mr. Putin added that an upturn in Russia's relations with Washington could not be expected "any time soon". A request to the White House for comment was not immediately returned. They included 934 "locally employed" staff and 301 U.S. "direct-hire" staff, from 35 government agencies. That includes President Barack Obama's decision to close two Russian compounds and expel 35 diplomats because of Russia's interference in the election. Read More »

Legalise Marijuana for medical objective in India, says Maneka Gandhi

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In a meeting of a group of ministers (GOM) who are studying a new policy on drugs, 60-year-old Gandhi suggested that legalising the drug for medicinal purposes could be beneficial in India, too. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had directed the GoM to analyse the draft policy for drug demand reduction that seeks to address the problem of drug and substance abuse in the country. Read More »

Pence sketches possible Patriot deployment in Estonia

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According to U.S. Vice President, the biggest threat the Baltic States are facing is "the specter of aggression" from "unpredictable" Russian Federation. Trump, too, has shifted his rhetoric in regards to Russian Federation, drawing a relatively tougher line even if some critics would prefer him to take an even more aggressive approach. Read More »