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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 05:37 PM EST

Republicans Who Won After Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

Republicans Who Won After Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 04:51 PM EST

Emotions Run High During NJ Medical Marijuana Hearing

Emotions Run High During NJ Medical Marijuana Hearing

A young man sat in the back row of the Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel hearing Wednesday morning, swaying side to side and making small noises his mother tried to hush.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:04 PM EST

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 01:30 PM EST

Montco School District to Close Elementary School

Montco School District to Close Elementary School

This will be the final school year for students at a Montgomery County elementary school.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM EST

Lawsuit Challenges Political Balance on Del. Courts

Lawsuit Challenges Political Balance on Del. Courts

A Delaware lawyer says the state's constitution is unconstitutional in requiring a political balance among judges on Delaware's courts.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 03:00 PM EST

College Board to Boost SAT Security Globally

College Board to Boost SAT Security Globally

The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board said it's reducing the number of international...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 08:43 AM EST

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opioids

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opioids

In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 08:43 AM EST

Lucky 96: Philly School Gets 9,200 Apps for Limited Spots

Lucky 96: Philly School Gets 9,200 Apps for Limited Spots

A Philadelphia charter school has received nearly 9,200 applications for just 96 open slots.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 08:14 AM EST

Civics Lessons From the 'World's Best Democracy'

Civics Lessons From the 'World's Best Democracy'

Norwegians are more more likely to vote in their elections than Americans and their rival political parties focus on how they can collaborate, not attack one another, part of why the nation continues to be named...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 07:43 AM EST

Judge: US Must Identify Legal Travelers Affected by Ban

Judge: US Must Identify Legal Travelers Affected by Ban

The government must release to civil rights lawyers the names of approved refugees, valid visa holders and other legal travelers subjected to Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban in the day after a...

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