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People Virginia students among top AP achievers
Author: 0 Virginia students among top AP achievers

According to the College Board , 28.5% of the commonwealth's 2017 graduating seniors earned a score of three or higher on at least one AP examination. California, where 30 percent of students in the class of 2017 scored a 3 or better, also outranked or on Advanced Placement success. Two school divisions in Virginia - Loudoun County and Radford - were named to the College Board's AP honor roll for increasing their percentage of students who got qualifying scores while expanding access to ...

People Ferry explosion at Playa del Carmen pier injures at least 12
Author: 0 Ferry explosion at Playa del Carmen pier injures at least 12

Three Canadians and two Americans were injured, local Civil Defence director Juan Medina Sosa confirmed tonight. "The report we're receiving is that there are individuals wounded by splinters", Cristina Torres, municipal president, told Mexican newspaper El Universal .

People 'Shame on you!' Florida shooting survivors confront lawmakers at Capitol in Tallahassee
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Instead of worrying about our AP Gov chapter 16 test, we have to be studying our notes to make sure that our arguments based on politics and political history are watertight. The motion failed by a 36-71 vote. The demonstrations are taking place exactly one week following a deadly massacre that occurred in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School .

People Initial investigations reveal grenade caused explosion in bus
Author: 0 Initial investigations reveal grenade caused explosion in bus

The condition of two Army personnel was critical, the Army said. The bus had been heading to nearby Kahagolla from Diyatalawa town when it suddenly caught fire. However, a senior police officer said that it could only be confirmed after the Government Analyst's report is released. Hundreds of security personnel were also killed in the fight till 2009, when the LTTE was finally crushed by the Lankan military with the death of its supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran.

People Record high temperature set as rivers nearing flood stage
Author: 0 Record high temperature set as rivers nearing flood stage

As of 1 p.m., it was 59 degrees. He says sandbags are being made available. Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened dams and released water to prevent flooding upstream on the Cumberland River. The St. Joseph entered moderate flood stage Tuesday morning at Montpelier and Newville and was expected to crest at moderate flood stage at Newville on Saturday afternoon.

People OPEC, Russia See Oil Glut Dissipating at a Faster Rate
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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is reducing output by about 1.2 million barrels per day as part of its deal with Russian Federation and other non-OPEC producers. OPEC is closing in on its goal of reducing oil inventories held by industrialised nations to their five-year average, the original target of a supply-cutting pact with Russian Federation and others, figures from the group's head of research showed on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Mike Pence agreed to secret meeting with North Koreans before last-minute cancellation

Pence's spokesman Nick Ayers characterized the offer as the North having "dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics". "Perhaps that's why they walked away from a meeting or perhaps they were never honest about sitting down", Ayers said in the statement. Had that invitation been accepted by Mr Moon, it would likely have cause discomfort for Washington , which has been trying to put ...

People Trump on redrawn Pennsylvania districts: 'Don't let Dems take elections away'
Author: 0 Trump on redrawn Pennsylvania districts: 'Don't let Dems take elections away'

The timeline was so compressed, they say, that it "ensured that the court would get to draw the map it wanted, instead of being crafted through the legislative process". "Don't let the Dems take elections away from you so that they can raise taxes & waste money!" "That's not fair to any voter in Pennsylvania, Democrat, Republican, Independent", Tabas said.

People Feds Probe If Manafort Promised Banker WH Job for Loans
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Mueller was appointed previous year to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russians. Federal President Stephen Calk was named to then-candidate Trump's council of economic advisers in August 2016, and special counsel Robert Mueller's team is now scrutinizing the transactions to determine whether there was a secret deal between Manafort and Calk, the network reported.

People Indiana House passes bill legalizing Sunday carryout alcohol sales
Author: 0 Indiana House passes bill legalizing Sunday carryout alcohol sales

SB 1 allows Sunday alcohol sales from noon to 8 p.m.at grocery stores, package liquor stores, convenience stores, drug stores and restaurants. Supporters say the measure will allow utility companies to update an aging electrical grid, creating more jobs and boosting the state economy.

People JROTC Hero Killed in Florida Honored With Admission to West Point
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Wearing his junior ROTC uniform, Wang selflessly held the door open for others to escape as gunfire rang through the halls. The family of Peter Wang will be presented with the medal during a memorial service held Tuesday. Attending the US military college was a dream of the JROTC student, who wanted to be of "service to our country", a neighbor told Fox News. West Point also presented Peter's parents with a Class of 2025 admission letter for their lost son, who strived to earn among the ...

People Vonn Third in Last Olympic Downhill
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America's women Alpine ski team acknowledged there will be a void when all-time great Lindsey Vonn eventually leaves the sport but pointed to Wednesday's downhill results in Pyeongchang Games as proof they can contend for podiums for years to come.

People MCSO: Spring teen arrested, charged for staging friend's robbery
Author: 0 MCSO: Spring teen arrested, charged for staging friend's robbery

The teens agreed, and Mize convinced them to stage a carjacking . After kidnapping the teen, Mize and her friends drove the nearest HEB store, where they've demanded the victim to withdraw an unspecified sum of money from the ATM. Upon arrival, Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Deputies met with Harris County Precinct 4 Constables and learned that they had been dispatched to two residences in Harris County regarding robberies that occurred in Montgomery County.

People NDP carves out future for BC with first budget
Author: 0 NDP carves out future for BC with first budget

For details of various housing measures: "You really do need to give this provincial government credit for doing more in a provincial budget for childcare and housing than we have seen in years", said Paul Kershaw, a professor of population and public health at the University of British Columbia .

People Local Leaders Remember Billy Graham Crusade In Philadelphia
Author: 0 Local Leaders Remember Billy Graham Crusade In Philadelphia

However, in 1972, during a private meeting in the White House with President Richard Nixon , Graham uttered a series of anti-Jewish remarks that contained prejudicial stereotypes and caricatures. In a final recorded sermon released in 2013 , Graham said he's "wept" for America. "He took a considerable risk in doing that, but it is an experience I will always remember".

People Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians
Author: 0 Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians

It described his speech at the United Nations as "below expectations, and does not reflect the national position calling for ending Oslo Accords and rejecting return to negotiations with Israel". But there have been no serious negotiations since gaps widened following the 2009 election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister. The Palestinian leader added into his prepared remarks: "We are employees for the occupation".

People Police continue to search for Lucas Hernandez on Wednesday
Author: 0 Police continue to search for Lucas Hernandez on Wednesday

Lucas disappeared from his Wichita , Kansas, home around 3 p.m. on Saturday, police said. The search for Lucas continues and police urge anyone with information to contact the tip hotline. Lucas was born December 3, 2012, has brown hair and brown eyes, is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 60 pounds. The boy was last seen wearing a gray shirt with a bear on it, black sweatpants, and white socks.

People Trump Drags Sessions Into His Meltdown Over Russian Meddling
Author: 0 Trump Drags Sessions Into His Meltdown Over Russian Meddling

IRA has been deemed by the U.S. Intelligence Community to be tied to Russia's attempts to influence the election. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN in a phone interview that the indictment has "no substantial evidence" and holds "no indications that the Russian state could have been involved".

People Another round of freezing rain likely to fall before Kansas City thaws
Author: 0 Another round of freezing rain likely to fall before Kansas City thaws

Blustery north-northwest winds blew through the night on Tuesday, sending morning temperatures into the teens, with windchill temperatures reaching the low single digits. The freezing rain is expected to arrive somewhat later, possibly around 11 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Thursday: A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 5 p.m., then a chance of freezing drizzle.

People Trump Asks Lawmakers to 'Strengthen Background Checks'
Author: 0 Trump Asks Lawmakers to 'Strengthen Background Checks'

Facing rising political heat after the Parkland school massacre, Trump blamed his predecessors for a lack of action and said he would be different, despite widespread skepticism among gun control activists about his sincerity and capacity to make the case for change.

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