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In this Sept. 11, 2017 photo, Alina Ampeh, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Va., speaks to an Associated Press reporter in front of her school. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 03, 2018 - 3:10 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. The competition is...
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February 03, 2018 - 3:09 pm
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley killed 11 soldiers and wounded 13 on Saturday in what authorities said was the first attack in over three years in the region once ruled by militants. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The...
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February 03, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio heads to Albany to plead for transportation dollars, and the race for governor is off to a testy start. The Democratic mayor is scheduled to appear before lawmakers Monday. He's likely to face questions about...
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February 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley killed 11 soldiers and wounded 13 on Saturday in what authorities said was the first attack in over three years in the region once ruled by militants. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki lays a wreath as he visits the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews during WWII, in Markowa, Poland, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
February 03, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The powerful leader of Poland's ruling party said Saturday that the president should approve a divisive bill that criminalizes certain statements about the Holocaust. Jaroslaw Kaczynski told Poland's state radio that the bill — which has ignited a bitter dispute with Israel —...
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This photo provided by the Ibaa News Agency the media arm of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria shows part of a Russian plane that was shot down by rebel fighters over northwest Idlib province in Syria, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. A Russian pilot who ejected from his fighter jet after it was shot down in northwestern Syria on Saturday was killed by militants after he landed alive on the ground and resisted capture by an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian monitors and a Syrian militant said. Moscow did not confirm the downing of its plane or the killing of a pilot in Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Russian pilot was dead but had no further details. (Ibaa News Agency via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 2:52 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara's military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaida-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then...
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February 03, 2018 - 2:47 pm
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley killed 11 soldiers and wounded 13 on Saturday in what authorities said was the first attack in over three years in the region once ruled by militants. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki lays a wreath as he visits the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews during WWII, in Markowa, Poland, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
February 03, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The powerful leader of Poland's ruling party says the president should approve a divisive bill that criminalizes certain statements about the Holocaust. Jaroslaw Kaczynski told Poland's state radio Saturday the bill — which has ignited a dispute with Israel — is being...
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A pro-Turkey Syrian fighter waves on Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured the strategic hill in northwestern Syria after intense fighting on Sunday as their offensive to root out Kurdish fighters enters its second week, according to Turkish officials. (AP Photo)
February 03, 2018 - 2:02 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Turkey says eight of its soldiers were killed near the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in what has been the deadliest day so far since Ankara's operation there started. In a statement late on Saturday, the Turkish...
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February 03, 2018 - 1:55 pm
MOUNT DORA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida homeowners owe thousands of dollars in fines for painting murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece on the exterior of their home. A report by WKMG-TV shows the Mount Dora home covered in blue and yellow paint swirled on the house and a perimeter wall in...
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