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California test scores rise in second year of new standards

The 2016 test is the first Common Core measure that officially counts. Torlakson described the gap as "pernicious and persistent". The CAASPP online tests were administered in the spring to more than 3.2 million students across the state in grades 3-8 and 11.

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Thousands without power after Indiana tornadoes

He says the complex has 16 buildings, and "probably eight of them don't have a roof". Local emergency dispatchers said only minor injuries had been reported. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security was monitoring damage from the tornado but had received no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths, agency spokesman John Erickson said.

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Free Days At All National Parks Next Week

Entrance fees will be waived at all national parks Thursday through Sunday for the 100th celebration. Yellowstone National Park is giving the public a birthday present on the 100th anniversary of the advent of the National Park Service. He encouraged governors and other leaders to create state parks in the model of the national parks. "We hope that these results will really serve as ammunition to make sure that, from hiring practices to programming, right down to advertising and outreach ...

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China captures women's volleyball gold, coach makes history

This year marks the third time that China has stood at the top of the podium in the history of volleyball at the Olympic Games. "One day is great, the next is not", Lang said. The US went on to win a silver medal. The Asian side played the final rather like they had the entire tournament, starting slow before proving too strong for the opposition when it counted most.

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Alabama pregnant woman and 4 others 'brutally murdered with multiple instruments'

On Sunday, officials identified the victims as Robert Lee Brown, Justin Kaleb Reed , Joseph Adam Turner, Shannon Melissa Randall and Chelsea Marie Reed, who was five months pregnant. The officers left the scene, police said, and sometime before dawn Dearman returned and killed the victims as they slept. "Given the way the scene looks, we're going to be here a couple of days", Burch told reporters.

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Huskies #14 in AP Preseason Poll

Clemson, the team Alabama defeated 45-40 to take last season's championship, begins 2016 ranked second. Clemson at No. 2 is actually the Tigers' best preseason start in school history. 12). Interestingly, Alabama hasn't finish No. 1 under Saban when it started No. 1. That's tied for the fifth-most with Texas, behind Ohio State with 63, Oklahoma 58, Southern Cal 56 and Notre Dame 54.

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Trump's message not sitting well with some Valley Muslim-Americans

I call it extreme vetting . But he didn't say which countries or regions would be subject to the "extreme" vetting, and his announcement that government agencies would create the list suggested that would not happen before the election in November.

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Obama says Islamic State is lashing out as it loses ground

But ISIL's focus is less on 9/11-style attacks because they realize they generate attention from attacks with small arms or even a truck as happened in Nice, France. 1, 2016. As the jihadist group lost ground, he said, there were signs it was shifting to attacks overseas. Yet, despite the massive effort, ISIL still holds Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, and the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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As people survey Louisiana flood damage, 8th death reported

The area that has been hit the hardest is Ascension Parish where nearly a third of all homes have been damaged after floodwater overtopped a levee along the Amite River, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate . Gaga didn't say how much she is donating or if she plans on giving in other ways. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, said a volunteer patrolling in his boat Monday found the victim in front of a library though the manner of death ...

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Roger Ailes Is Prepping Trump for Debates

Trump will first face off against Clinton at the Long Island-based Hofstra University on September 26, according to the schedule put out by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Read the rest of the story here . The former Fox News chief made a name for himself in politics as a Republican communications advisor who helped prepare past presidential candidates including George H.W.

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Annual Perseid meteor shower could put on quite a show this year

The meteors will emanate from the constellation Perseus in the northern sky, so make sure your view to the north is not obstructed with trees, Butler said . - Keep away from bright lights, give your eyes et least 15 to 20 minutes to adapt to the darkness and lie back and stare at the sky. "And they've traveled billions of miles" before fizzling up in Earth's atmosphere, he said.

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Monica Puig Makes Olympic History, Winning Puerto Rico's First Gold Medal

Puig, ranked 34 in the world, won a decisive third set to go through 6-4 1-6 6-3. Though the American had won a break point early on, her opponent managed to overcome that hurdle and tie the set 3-3. Kerber said later that bothered her from the outset, but it wasn't why she lost. "She played a great week, and (Saturday) she played one of the best matches in her career", Kerber said.

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New Mexico village cop slain; motorist shot; 3 in custody

When the assisting officer arrived, he reported seeing Officer Chavez at the passenger side of the Lexus. The officer attempted the stop about 4 p.m.in Hatch, about 80 miles northwest of El Paso, when a passenger got out of the auto and started firing, CBS News reports .

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Pressuring Trump, Clinton releases 2015 tax returns

Clinton criticized Trump for talking about what's wrong with the country without offering any solutions. Instead, she contrasted a more optimistic view of the country's economy with what she dubbed as "outlandish Trumpian ideas" that have been rejected by both parties.

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Father of Orlando shooter sighted at Hillary Clinton event

Before shooting and killing 49 people at a gay nightclub, Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and identified himself as an "Islamic soldier" in multiple 911 calls to police. "But she did not, as I understand it, disavow this man". Asked whether Clinton knew that he would be sitting directly behind her, Seddique Mateen brushed off the question.

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No immediate ruling on Obama transgender directive

Shappley was told Kai would not be permitted to use the girl's restroom but could use the gender-neutral bathroom found in her kindergarten classroom. The federal government argues that the states have presented an "abstract disagreement" with the Obama administration's interpretation of Title IX and the U.S.

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Rescuers pluck Mississippi residents from flood

Statham says a handful of houses in the Osyka area appear to have flooded. Shelters have been opened in the town of Amite and the city of Hammond to house those who were evacuated. St. James, Washington, Tangipahoa and St. Tammany parishes and the Bogalusa City School District announced early Friday schools would be closed due to weather and flooding concerns.

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Gabby Douglas On National Anthem Flub: 'I Never Meant Any Disrespect'

While the national anthem was being played, Douglas kept her hands by her side while her teammates held one hand over their hearts. The televised move garnered many negative reactions on social media with critics calling Gabby "un-American", "unpatriotic" and "disrespectful".

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Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky shine on golden night for US

Masato Sakai , in lane seven, was making a move as he charged past the tiring Le Clos. "Just to see my name beside the 200m fly again. I wanted that race back". For Phelps , another retirement looms. Ledecky captured her second gold medal of the Games after holding off a fearless charge from Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom in an absorbing women's 200m freestyle final.

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Memorial set for husband of Ohio woman hurt by thrown rock

The husband of a woman who was permanently disfigured when a group of teenagers dropped a rock onto her auto from a Pennsylvania highway overpass has killed himself, medical examiner officials said on Monday. Upon their release all three men will be on probation for years to come. Randy Budd ended his life two years after his wife suffered permanent brain damage from the 2014 accident.

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Delta grounds flights worldwide over computer issues

As of Monday morning, one arrival and one departure were delayed. Officials with the airline say that they are working to fix the problem, identified as a computer glitch that forced the shutdown. "We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time, " according to Delta. Even brief outages can snarl traffic and cause long delays.

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Becerra Struggles to Defend Clinton Email Statements on Fox News

Among all young adults in the GenForward poll , a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 43 percent say Clinton intentionally broke the law in her use of a private email address on a personal server while she was secretary of state, and another 20 percent think she did so unintentionally.

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Mayor Refuses To Take Down BLM Banner, Police Organize Protest

As the police rally was breaking up, some Black Lives Matter supporters held signs saying "All lives can't matter until black lives matter " or thanking the mayor for his stand. "Those banners do not represent competing thoughts", Curtatone said. Other police groups, like the Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition, disagree with the banner hanging on City Hall.

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NYPD officer in deadly road rage shooting placed on modified duty

He gets out of the vehicle and appears to be tucking his gun into his waistband as he approaches Small. Police initially said they believed Isaacs only opened fire after Small punched the officer while the officer sat behind the wheel of his auto.

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State Department reopens Clinton emails probe

Now that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced its findings, the State Department's internal review can begin, said State Department spokesman John Kirby. "Republicans have been ruthless in ruining her reputation, a lot of this is political gain to further destroy her reputation or to diminish her trustworthiness in the eyes of the public", Moran said.

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Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks

But Cameron promised to stay on as a caretaker until October while the Conservative Party chooses a new leader, saying it was up to his successor to notify the European Union formally that Britain wanted to leave under the Lisbon Treaty, which provides for two years of divorce proceedings.

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Clinton nods to populist fervor in first response to Brexit

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed a slimmer lead for Clinton with 46 per cent to Trump's 41 per cent. "Ohio reflects the broader debate that's going on about economic uncertainty and the impact of free trade in particular", said Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist supporting Clinton.

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Officer critical but stable, 1 in custody in police shooting

Folcroft Police Chief Robert Ruskowski says suspect Donte Island is in custody Friday and being charged with two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault. At at 1 p.m. press update outside Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Ruskowski said he was told by a doctor that Dorman's life may have been saved by his bulletproof vest, which apparently stopped a bullet that was still lodged in it.

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Search resumes off Florida for missing family on sailboat

The Coast Guard says a couple that had been stranded off the coast of a MA town for almost 12 hours and was reported missing by their son has been rescued. The Coast Guard is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the family to call the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg at 727-824-7506.

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Lagging in fundraising, Trump calls on GOP for more support

Many in Trump's camp supposedly considered Lewandowski a relatively inexperienced pick for a campaign manager as he had not previously managed a national political campaign, but despite the controversial nature of his time with the team and sudden dismissal, Lewandowski doesn't seem to be harboring any negative feelings about the situation's ending.