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hosted.ap.org — A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: --- ALABAMA The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since. Legislators introduced bills in 2013 and 2014 to repeal the standards.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Common Core standards adopted by some states, rejected, repealed by others as debate continues: apne.ws/1ou0OGc

Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Common Core standards adopted by some states, rejected, repealed by others as debate continues: apne.ws/1ou0OGc

Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Common Core standards adopted by some states, rejected, repealed by others as debate continues: apne.ws/1ou0OGc

Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Common Core standards adopted by some states, rejected, repealed by others as debate continues: apne.ws/1ou0OGc

Obama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. White House chef Sam Kass is tying the knot Saturday evening to MSNBC host Alex Wagner. Obama, his wife and their daughters will be among the guests at the ceremony in Westchester County, north of New York City.

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Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP: In a bid to reduce waste, California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban: apne.ws/1vVX1r0

Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP: In a bid to reduce waste, California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban: apne.ws/1vVX1r0

Aug 30, 2014

@AP: In a bid to reduce waste, California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban: apne.ws/1vVX1r0

Westerners linked to extremist groups in Syria

bigstory.ap.org — As many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @HerschaftAP: AP: Syria-Foreign-Fighters-Glance - Americans & Europeans who have gone to Syria to fight Assad government http://t.co/jHq…

Aug 30, 2014

AP: Syria-Foreign-Fighters-Glance - Americans & Europeans who have gone to Syria to fight Assad government bit.ly/1tMMxe9

Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama's long-awaited announcement would have on their campaigns are now rethinking aspects of their strategy for the fall.
Aug 30, 2014

Not first time Obama postpones promised reform | @AP: Obama's #immigration delay feeds uncertainty | @AP: apne.ws/1otYejx

Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP: Obama's pre-election delay on immigration creates uncertainty for lawmakers from both parties, writes @joshledermanAP apne.ws/1otYejx

Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

bigstory.ap.org — LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP_Oddities: Piece of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding auctioned for $1,375 (with photos): apne.ws/1u7KQGw

Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP_Oddities: Piece of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding auctioned for $1,375 (with photos): apne.ws/1u7KQGw

Aug 30, 2014

RT @AP_Oddities: Piece of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding auctioned for $1,375 (with photos): apne.ws/1u7KQGw

Aug 30, 2014

Mmmm cake RT @AP_Oddities: Piece of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding auctioned for $1,375 apne.ws/1u7KQGw

Aug 29, 2014

And Elaine ate it. / Piece of cake from Charles and Diana's 1981 wedding auctioned for $1,375: apne.ws/1u7KQGw

Penn State, UCF set for Ireland season opener

collegefootball.ap.org — ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The idea started with a phone call. With the aftermath Penn State's sex abuse scandal erasing his team postseason prospects until at least 2016, then-Nittany Lions' head coach Bill O'Brien picked up the phone and called an old friend to pitch a game with UCF in Ireland.

California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

bigstory.ap.org — SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @JWilliamsAP: Good times. RT @AP_Politics Lawmakers approve bill to make California first state in nation to ban plastic bags: apne.ws/1wRQnX1

Aug 30, 2014

Good times. RT @AP_Politics Lawmakers approve bill to make California first state in nation to ban plastic bags: apne.ws/1wRQnX1

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

bigstory.ap.org — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge throws out restrictions that would have closed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics: apne.ws/1lAsgYk

Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge throws out restrictions that would have closed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics: apne.ws/1lAsgYk

Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge throws out restrictions that would have closed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics: apne.ws/1lAsgYk

Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge throws out restrictions that would have closed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics: apne.ws/1lAsgYk

Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge throws out restrictions that would have closed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics: apne.ws/1lAsgYk

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Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

bigstory.ap.org — YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday. May Myat Noe's photograph was blacked out on the Miss Asia Pacific World website, the word "dethroned" stamped alongside her name.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @meslackman: Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown bigstory.ap.org/article/dethro…

Aug 29, 2014

Sounds right. RT @meslackman: Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown bigstory.ap.org/article/dethro…

Aug 29, 2014

Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown bigstory.ap.org/article/dethro…

Aug 29, 2014

@AP: Myanmar beauty queen dethroned, accused by organizers of running off with $100,000 crown: apne.ws/1lkVI3S

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Britain raises terror threat level

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - Britain raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. Home Secretary Theresa Mays said the decision to raise the threat level was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but that there was no information to suggest an attack was imminent.
Aug 29, 2014

Baked Alaska fury not helping RT @AP: Britain raises terror threat level from substantial to severe over Syria, Iraq: apne.ws/1lzOZU9

Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: Britain raises its terrorism threat level from substantial to severe over Syria, Iraq: apne.ws/1lzOZU9

Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

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Resident: Lesotho military occupies police station

bigstory.ap.org — JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Gunfire that rung out early in the morning has since stopped, said Bernard Ntlhoaea, a guard at the U.S.

Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG

collegefootball.ap.org — You are here DUBLIN (AP) - Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov.

Vols' newcomers facing tough test from Utah State

collegefootball.ap.org — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones understands his team will endure plenty of growing pains. He just hopes the Volunteers' newcomers don't start their careers by taking a punch in the gut from Utah State, a program certainly capable of providing that kind of blow.
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