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Kansas governor promises to veto budget-fixing tax hike

Kansas legislators are tying a plan to increase income taxes to another measure that would increase spending on public schools. After the Senate's passage, the House approved the bill by a vote of 91 to 33. "I can not support a school finance plan that is in clear violation of the court order on equity and adequacy", Trimmer said. Supporters did not have the two-thirds majorities necessary to override a veto on either bill in either chamber.

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Harvard Rescinds Acceptance for Students Who Posted Offensive Memes on Facebook

When the university discovered the content, it rescinded their admission. But that's the wrong way to look at the controversy. "I'm happy to see that the institution is doing everything in its power to ensure that students on campus are safe and not surrounded by individuals who perpetuate and promote violence", she said.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before Senate subcommittee

When it comes to protecting students with disabilities from discrimination, schools take their cues from three separate federal laws: the Americans With Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

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Would-be shoplifter jammed 15 quarts of oil in trousers, deputies say

A rotund Floridian shoplifter was busted with 15 bottles of engine oil and dozens of DVDs stuffed into his baggy jeans last week. The whole incident was caught on security cameras. By the way, he allegedly did all this while a sheriff's office detective was sitting in a patrol auto in the parking lot. The detective says the man then proceeded to put several discounted DVDs down his trousers as well.

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James Comey to testify Trump pressured him to end FBI's Russian Federation probe

FBI Director James Comey may testify in an open Senate hearing as soon as next week, while on the House side of the Russian Federation investigation subpoenas were approved for several individuals including former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn .

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3rd worker found dead after blast at Wisconsin corn mill

The names of the victims have not yet been released. The mill, which processes corn for ethanol and other uses, was cited in January 2011 for exposing its workers to dust explosion hazards, according to U.S. Authorities say 16 people were inside the plant at the time. Authorities said about a dozen people were injured in the blast, though no details about the injuries have been released.