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November 13, 2018 5:11 PM Texas mulls curriculum that cuts Helen Keller, keeps Moses

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Board of Education is discussing changes to the history curriculum that could scrap lessons featuring Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and Barry Goldwater, but keep instruction about how Moses influenced the nation's Founding Fathers and the ways states' rights helped cause the Civil War. The Republican-controlled board is hearing 77

November 9, 2018 5:03 PM California wildfire advances on Malibu, one of three large blazes

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - Three wind-whipped wildfires burned in California on Friday morning, including one that spurred the evacuation of 75,000 homes near a city that was still reeling from a mass shooting. Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes were called for because of the Woolsey Fire that affected parts of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County northwest 74

November 9, 2018 1:04 PM The Latest: Schools on lockdown in eastern North Carolina

Schools in eastern Pender County, North Carolina are on lockdown after reports of an "active shooter situation" was reported at Topsail High School. Pender County schools said via Twitter early Friday that all campuses on the eastern side of the county are on lockdown. School buses for Topsail Elementary, Topsail Middle, and Topsail High were being directed 62

November 9, 2018 5:20 AM Argentina's newest national park protects vital wetlands

In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, park rangers Agustin Mezzabotta, right, and Gonzalo Alves stand on a wooden walk way at "Ciervo de los Pantanos" National Park near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lawmakers in Argentina have designated "Ciervo de los Pantanos" as Argentina's newest national park. Conservationists say it marks a milestone that will help protect 94

November 8, 2018 8:32 PM Adam Housley's niece killed in California bar shooting

The niece of former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley and his wife, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, was killed in the California bar shooting on Wednesday, the couple confirmed in a statement. Alaina Housley, 18, was killed after suspected gunman Ian David Long, 28, opened fire on a crowd at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, authorities 71

November 8, 2018 5:46 AM A Japanese Medical School Will Admit Dozens of Women Rejected by a Sexist Exam

A medical school in Japan has agreed to admit more than 60 women after they were rejected by a discriminatory policy reportedly designed to weed out female applicants. Japan’s Tokyo Medical University admitted in August that it had been reducing female applicants’ entrance exam scores for more than 10 years in order to limit the number of women studying 73

November 7, 2018 11:24 PM California man charged with attempted kidnapping after hopping on bus full of schoolchildren

Christopher Martinez, 47, was charged with attempted carjacking and attempted kidnapping after he reportedly hopped on a bus full of schoolchildren in California on Monday. (Fresno County Sheriff's Office) A man was arrested in California on Monday after he allegedly tried to kidnap a bus full of schoolchildren returning from a field trip. Around 6:30 p.m., Christopher 74

November 7, 2018 9:25 AM 79 kidnapped Cameroon students freed, says church official

Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday. YAOUNDE, Cameroon – The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted are still 78

November 6, 2018 8:27 AM Harvard student says cutting down 100-year-old oak tree akin to murder, report says

Officials say a 100-year-old oak tree will be removed during a planned renovation of Harvard Divinity School’s Andover Hall. ( A century-old tree is at the center of a bitter fight between administrators of Harvard’s Divinity School and some students --including one who says cutting down the tree is comparable to murder, The Harvard 72

November 5, 2018 9:41 PM Georgia school: Students planned slur at band show as joke

SNELLVILLE, Ga. – The principal of a Georgia high school where members of a marching band spelled out a racist slur with their instrument covers during a halftime show says the four students planned it as a "joke." WSB-TV reports that Principal Bo Ford of Brookwood High School says in a letter to parents that three seniors planned the stunt. A fourth 51