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    • Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

      Friday, 10:20 AM

      FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014, file photo shows Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as he speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, in Ames, Iowa. Conservatives should “stop the fight” over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, Huckabee said. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.


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    • Facts about US racial unrest

      Friday, 10:16 AM

      FILE - This May 1,1992 file photo shows Rodney King, right, accompanied by his attorney Steven Lerman, making his first statement, pleading for an end to the rioting in South Central Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple US cities, most of them triggered by perceived racial injustice, or an incident involving police, in already tense communities. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple U.S. cities, most of them triggered by perceived racial injustice, or an incident involving police, in already tense communities.


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    • Pentagon condemns Russian movements into Ukraine

      Friday, 10:14 AM

      Trucks move towards a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The first trucks of the Russian aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian inspection zone Friday morning. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn.


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        • Dynegy cuts exposure to wholesale power with deals worth $6.25 billion

          Friday, 10:09 AM

          HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES FROM MEXICO CUT THROUGH CALIFORNIA DESERT.Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. The deals for select assets of Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners will nearly double Dynegy's national generating capacity and allow the company to retail electricity in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, increasing its exposure to the PJM and New England markets. Earlier this year, Wisconsin Energy Corp said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc for $5.71 billion about two months after Exelon Corp agreed to buy Pepco Holdings Inc for $6.83 billion to cut exposure to the wholesale power market.


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        • What Will You Choose to Wear Today: Faith or Fear?

          Friday, 9:50 AM

          What Will You Choose to Wear Today: Faith or Fear?Do you know fear is an illusion? It is a feeling portrayed as an invincible wall that denies us access to what we assumed is impossible to our goals and dreams. It is what determines how we perceive opportunities. It is generally what fuels our insecurities during an unforeseen storm delaying our journey to destiny. To some, a problem creates...


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        • Yellen says job market still in recovery

          Friday, 9:29 AM

          Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve enters the opening reception of the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson HoleBy Howard Schneider JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for a "pragmatic" approach to U.S. In a speech at the Fed's annual central banking conference, Yellen laid out in detail why she feels the unemployment rate alone was inadequate to evaluate the strength of the jobs market and why the central bank needed to move cautiously on raising rates. At the same time, she nodded to the concerns of some Fed officials who are growing uneasy with the sustained level of its monetary policy stimulus. Ahead of her comments, a number of other top Fed officials had pressed their case for an early hike in benchmark rates, which have been held near zero since December 2008.


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