Alexander Velazquez

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Sasha Obama, My Daughter, and the PARCC Test: An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama,<p>We have something very important in common: daughters in the seventh grade. Since your family walked onto the national stage in 2007, I've had a feeling that our younger daughters have a lot in common too. Like my daughter Eva, Sasha appears to be a funny, smart, loving girl, …

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29 rockets in 20 minutes: Israel, Hamas ceasefire breaks down

An Israeli delegation has been ordered home from talks in Cairo aimed at ending the conflict in Gaza, a senior Israeli official said Tuesday, shortly after the Israeli military blamed militants in Gaza for breaking a truce.<p>Palestinian negotiators placed the blame for the lack of progress in the …

Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.<p>In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads a …

How to restore calm to Ferguson?

They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.<p>After more than a week of unrest following the fatal …

Louisiana court blocks Bobby Jindal from repealing Common Core

A Louisiana judge on Tuesday swatted down Gov. Bobby Jindal’s attempt to use his executive authority to repeal the Common Core in his state.<p>Jindal is trying to unilaterally scrap the new academic standards and a related series of exams — a move that’s put him at odds with business leaders, the …