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Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Quality of word interactions between parents, young children key to increased opportunity.

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AP NewsBreak: California prisons end race policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well.

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Senator criticizes CIA for censoring 'torture' report

Senator criticizes CIA for censoring 'torture' report

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

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New Afghan government investigates newspaper staffers for blasphemy

KABUL — Top staffers at an Afghan newspaper are being investigated for blasphemy after the publication of an article that questioned whether Muslims should embrace the possibility that more than one God exists.

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

FILE — In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, 22-year-old Catherine Devine reads instant messages on her laptop screen at her home in Kings Park, N.Y. Devine had her first of several brushes with online harassment in seventh grade, before she’d even ventured onto the Internet. A report r…

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States are taking away your driver's license in the name of 'social engineering'

Every once in a while, someone would come into Jud McMillin's office in Brookville, Indiana, and complain they'd been out boating on the nearby reservoir and had been ticketed for drinking beer. The Indiana state representative is a conservative Republican in a conservative state and, as suc…

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White House: Don't guess on immigration

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about the president’s changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and res…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as members of the media film from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Kurdish mourners flash the V-sign as they chant slogans during the funeral of five figthers, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed during …

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Smoke and dust from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, engulfs the town, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extr…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Mourners carry the coffin with the body of Kurdish fighter Sipan Agri, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, during the funeral of five fighters, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Kurdish mourners gather for the funeral of five Kurdish fighter, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed during the last few days battling f…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, a Russian MiG-29 plane flies during a celebration marking the Russian air force's 100th anniversary in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by th…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Mourners carry the coffins with the bodies of Kurdish fighters, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, during the funeral of five fighters, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.

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