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Thursday, February 9, 2012

White House Frees 10 States From No Child Left Behind

The White House announces Thursday that 10 states will receive waivers from the No Child Left Behind law.

Under the deal, the states must show they will prepare children for college and for the workplace. It sets new targets for achievement, rewarding the best performing schools and helping the schools that are not performing.

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Gravitational Waves Discovery Confirms Einstein’s Theory

Scientists detected the gravitational waves after a pair of unusual black holes collided.

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Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

The border city is recreating itself after years of bloodshed – something Pope Francis lived through in Argentina.

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A Senator Makes The Case For Authorizing Use Of Force Against ISIS

It's been a year since the president asked Congress to authorize the offensive already underway. Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing for a vote.

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A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, "Incarceration Nations."