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Betsy DeVos Moves to End Obama's Guidelines for Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

People in the education policy world are closely watching what the administration will do with a 2011 directive , called a Dear Colleague letter , issued by the Education Department that prescribed what schools must do when a student reports a sexual assault.

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Amazon scouting for city to build mammoth second headquarters

Amazon says it indirectly pumped $38 billion into the Seattle economy from 2010-2016. "We think RTP is the ideal place for a new Amazon headquarters; we'll be working with our Economic Development Partners in Wake and Durham Counties to put together a proposal in the coming weeks", says Michael Pittman, vice president of marketing and communications for the Foundation, which oversees RTP management and development.

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United Nations investigators report Syrian air force used sarin gas in Khan Sheikhoun

Noting concerns about the impact of global coalition air strikes on civilians, the report highlighted USA operations which hit civilians. Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the country's civil war, including in the deadly attack that led to USA air strikes on regime planes, United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

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Nigeria exits recession as economy grows 0.6% in 2Q

That was a strong turnaround after the South African economy contracted by 0.7% and 0.3% quarter-on-quarter in the previous two quarters, respectively. "The growth is not what planners and decision makers would like to see", he said. Household final consumption expenditure was at 4.7% quarter-on-quarter contributing 2.8% to total growth.

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Senior activist and journalist Gauri Lankesh murdered outside her residence

An official with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said he condemned all acts of violence against journalists . Lankesh's death has sparked widespread condemnation across India . Like her father, who was a noted Kannada writer, Gauri Lankesh faced opposition and criticism of her journalism. As she was shot from a close range, Gauri Lankesh collapsed and passed away on spot.

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Texas Railroad Commissioner: "There is plenty of gas out there"

These closures meant a loss of 2 million gallons of gasoline per day. AAA Texas says the statewide average gas price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is $2.26, up 12 cents from last Thursday before Harvey made landfall. Consumers are encouraged to submit photos and photo copies of gas receipts with their complaints, if possible. Brad Douglass, CEO of Douglass Distributing based out of Sherman, Texas, said the unprecedented rainstorm is responsible for affecting 31 percent of the ...