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Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching

PARIS (AP) — France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students …

Education

Cuba, U.S. renew talks while differing over Venezuela

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States renewed talks on restoring diplomatic relations on Monday, this time amid secrecy and with the longtime adversaries differing sharply over Venezuela, Cuba’s closest ally.<p>U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson appears at a news conference …

Cuba

Teenager arrested after taking selfie with dead body

16-year-old who allegedy used Snapchat to share photograph with friend is charged with homicide<p>Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.<p>The 16-year-old boy is charged with …

Marseille Police Respond to Gunshots as France Remains on Edge

Automatic gunfire was heard on Monday in the French city of Marseille, triggering a large police response in a nation still reeling from deadly terror attacks. But the cause appears to be related to gangs, not terrorism, a police spokesperson told NBC News.<p>The incident, in a low-income housing …

Obama Talks About His Own Experience With Racial Profiling

The Obamas opened up about their experiences with racial profiling in an interview with People magazine that will hit newsstands Friday.<p>"I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years," Michelle Obama told the magazine. "Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived …

Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires.<p>Some say it means employers must provide pregnant women with special treatment …

France unveils new monument to commemorate WWI

President François Hollande on Tuesday is presiding over a series of commemorations marking the end of World War I, culminating with the inauguration of a breathtaking new monument in northern France.<p>Tributes will be paid in France and around the world on Tuesday to the millions of servicemen who …

After Obama … the 2016 White House race begins

Even by the high-octane standards of US politics, it was a breathtakingly abrupt change of gear. One hour and 50 minutes after polling closed in the most expensive congressional election in history, jostling broke out instead for the next contest: the race for the White House in 2016.<p>The first …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Instagram