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Alabama teen suspended after opting out of standardized test

An Alabama teen says she was suspended from school after she refused to take a local assessment test, contrary to an earlier report from WAAY-TV that the test was aligned with the state's Common Core curriculum.<p>Alyssa McKinney, an eighth-grade student at Whitesburg Middle School in Huntsville, …

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'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.<p>"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar …

U-2 spy plane causes Los Angeles air traffic control to crash

A U-2 spy plane passing overhead caused the air traffic control for Los Angeles and a wide surrounding area to crash, leading to hundreds of services being grounded, authorities have revealed. Controllers had to resort to emergency back-up procedures, calling each other manually to keep track of …

Ukraine soldiers killed in renewed Sloviansk fighting

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1074000/1074308_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527234124_140d92b3431b8b88cfb357d4d8dee65c<p><b>Four Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and an army helicopter shot down by pro-Russian militants near the eastern city of Sloviansk, Kiev says.</b><p>It …

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5 Money Talks to Have Before You Get Married

You finally found your soul mate -- someone who is sympathetic, nurturing, loving and caring. You're ready to tie the knot. But before you say, "I …