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Students Around The Country Are Opting Out Of Tests, Even If State Law Doesn't Allow It

In New Mexico this past week, over 2,000 students from Albuquerque Public Schools opted not to participate in standardized testing, after voicing their opposition to the exams with protests and walk-outs. In New Jersey, districts around the state also reported large numbers of opt-outs, with some …

Education

No Foreign Country Can Change Dominican Republic's Immigration Laws, President Says

Dominican President Danilo Medina offered a full-throated defense of his government's controversial changes to citizenship and immigration law in a speech Friday, which marked the country's independence from neighboring Haiti.<p>In a speech marking the country's independence from neighboring Haiti, …

Immigration

On the Streets of London Fashion Week Fall 2015

Pops of color, extreme outerwear, and big brand names rule the streets outside of London Fashion Week's Fall 2015 shows. See all the best looks here.

London Fashion Week

Beyoncé Shows How She Lunges, Punches, and Squats to Support Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Campaign

Want to get a #flawless body like Beyoncé? Well, you better be ready to work for it because she certainly does. The singer shows you exactly how …

Michelle Obama

“What I am trying to do is to put something poetic into a powerful, iconic brand. I am really inspired by different time periods, and that’s …

Louis Vuitton

7 apps every college student needs to survive

If you're a college student, you probably own a smartphone. While apps like Candy Crush aren't going to help your GPA, there are plenty of others …

Apps

6 Brands From Your Teens That Are Making A Comeback

In fashion, everything that goes around comes around. Translation: Hold onto to all your beloved pieces, as many brands that go "out of style" will eventually become the next big thing a few years down the line. Case in point, Coach.<p>It's probably safe to say that at one point or another, someone in …

Fall Fashion

Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos

Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends that police don't need search warrants to create …

The Official Biggest Losers Of 2014

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes one's best effort is just not good enough. It's at those times that one is a loser.<p>In no particular order, here are the biggest losers of 2014.<p><b>DEMOCRATS</b> -- Lost so bad in November President Barack Obama wouldn't even give it a gerund -- no shellacking, no thumpin', no …

New York pays tribute to slain NYPD officers - in pictures

Two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot dead on Saturday in the New York borough of Brooklyn by a gunman who later shot himself. Candlelight and prayer vigils were held over the weekend to pay tribute to the two officers.<p>Bill De Blasio accuses police unions of divisive tactics in …

France boosts security after attacks

One victim is dead and five others are hospitalized after the latest in a string of attacks that sparked fears in France, authorities said Tuesday.<p>Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced Tuesday the country is boosting security with up to 300 additional security forces.<p>A 25-year-old man died from his …

Obama commutes eight drug offenders' sentences, why not others?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration has consistently supported measures aimed at reforming mandatory minimum prison sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. But President Barack Obama's recent decision to commute the prison sentences of only eight federal inmates -- incarcerated for drug crimes -- …

Doctors Should Tell the Truth About Guns

Last week I attended a conference on medicine and gun violence in which a cross-section of researchers and clinicians focused on how to figure out if patients are at risk for gun violence and how to intervene appropriately when such a clinical situation appears to exist. The problem raises medical, …

Guns

Pakistan hangs four more militants after school attack

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - Pakistan on Sunday executed four more militants after ending a six-year old moratorium on the death penality following a Taliban school attack that killed 149 people, officials said.<p>The hangings follow those of two convicted militants on Friday after death warrants for the …

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Who would have thought dabbling in the supernatural could become a serious accusation leveled against Egyptian media? In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off.<p>"While Egyptians await the outcome of due dates that will be decisive to their country's political and economic future, the …

Middle East

Ray Kelly: Bill De Blasio Ran 'Anti-Police Campaign'

Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had contributed to police officers turning against him by running an "anti-police campaign" for mayor in 2013.<p>Kelly appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday to discuss the killing of two NYPD officers. When asked by …

Japan, South Korea condemn Sony hack; Chinese paper says movie is senseless

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has blamed on North Korea and said they would cooperate in international efforts against cyber-crime as asked for by Washington.<p>The government of China, North Korea’s only major ally, has yet …

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

<i>Family Resemblance? (Image of Fulmoth Kearney used with kind permission of Merlyn White)</i><p>It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Inheriting land in Ohio from a brother, Fulmoth's …

Genealogy

DOJ: Civil Rights Act Protects Transgender Government Employees

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department will now interpret the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as protecting transgender government employees from discrimination, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday.<p>In a memo, Holder wrote that the "best reading of Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination is …

The Obama Doctrine

In moving to right years of failed economic and political policies towards Havana, Mr. Obama has breathed new life into American global stewardship and resurrected the narrative of him transcending stasis, complicated histories, and failed policies, to seek change. Today was a victory for the …

Political Science

N.Y. cop not indicted in chokehold death

<b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.<p>They marched at the same time U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal officials were moving ahead with a …

How to get the body of a Victoria's Secret model

Can you get as fit as a lingerie model in 21 days? Nilufer Atik gave it a try with a specifically designed workout<p>It’s fair to say that I do not resemble a supermodel. At 5ft 2in tall, with legs as thick as tree trunks and not even a hint of a waistline, I doubt I would look good on the cover of …

Candice Swanepoel

Britain's Korean War veterans win their final fight

After years of campaigning, the veterans of Britain's Forgotten War are to finally have a permanent memorial honouring their sacrifice<p>Next week the final few hundred of Britain’s Korean War veterans will assemble outside the Ministry of Defence (MoD) building on Victoria Embankment. Most of the …

Veterans

Student newspaper issues amazing response to college president’s victim blaming

Donald Eastman III suggested students stop drinking and having casual sex to prevent assault. Students said: Nope!<p>Eckerd College president Donald Eastman III was subject to widespread criticism on his campus and on the Internet earlier this week, in response to a letter he disseminated to students …

A High-Intensity Workout to Burn Calories Like Crazy

Exercise 1 Box Jump<p>Stand in front of a sturdy box or bench with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Brace your core and soften into a slight squat in preparation for the jump <b>(B)</b>. Using your arms for assistance, jump high onto the bench <b>(C)</b> so that you land in a downward fashion, landing on …

Easy DIY circle skirt tutorial

Easy DIY circle skirt tutorial<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>I go through a lot of color combination obsessions, but right now hot coral/red and radiant …

6 Gorgeous Hairstyles You Can Do in 10 Minutes—Or Less!

<i>Get the tutorial at Hair Romance.</i><p><b>Hippie Braids</b><br>Boho braids are the epitome of summer style, and this look is so versatile, you can still wear it into fall, no problem. Best of all, it doesn't require any super-complicated braids—your skills definitely will suffice.<p><i>Get the tutorial at Barefoot Blonde.</i><p>…

A Fashion Month Detox for Mind & Body

How to get rid of bloat, start sleeping again and motivate yourself to head to the gym after a month of fashion madness.<p>We asked Vicky Vlachonis, a pain management expert whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz and author of The Body Doesn't Lie, to share her secrets to getting back …

11 Savory Ways You Need To Eat Greek Yogurt, From Mac & Cheese To Salad Dressing

If yogurts went to high school, Greek yogurt would be crowned prom king. It's a dairy product that has it all: It's nutritionally dense, filled with protein and healthy fats, and contains less sugar than most commercial yogurts. It may earn the title of valedictorian, too -- Greek yogurt is …