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A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
A Ukrainian official said Tuesday that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.More >>
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U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.More >>
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Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The governor has signed legislation that requires Alabama children to begin attending school or be home schooled at 6 years old.
The mandatory school attendance age had been 7. The new law allows children to still begin school at 7 if their parents make a request in writing to their local school officials.
The bill's sponsors, Democratic Sen. Priscilla Dunn of Bessemer and Republican Rep. John Merrill of Tuscaloosa, said children who start at 7 are often far behind their contemporaries, and the new law will make sure all children have the same chance for academic success.
Merrill said a statewide survey of schools found about 50 students start at 7 each year.
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