Mathematics

FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. The wealthy financier pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York on Monday, July 8, 2019, to sex trafficking charges following his arrest over the weekend. Epstein will have to remain behind bars until his bail hearing on July 15. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 8:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He has rubbed elbows with a prince and flown a former president on his private jet. He amassed a fortune that includes a 100-acre island in the Caribbean and one of the biggest mansions in New York. He has donated tens of millions of dollars to Harvard and other causes, becoming a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, smiles as she meets with reporters on Election Day at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. Those trying to stop Pelosi from becoming House speaker say they don’t need a rival now, but instead plan to show she lacks the votes to win, and at that point, they say, challengers will emerge (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 26, 2018 - 12:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker. Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don't need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win the race. And then, they...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, smiles as she meets with reporters on Election Day at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. Those trying to stop Pelosi from becoming House speaker say they don’t need a rival now, but instead plan to show she lacks the votes to win, and at that point, they say, challengers will emerge (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 25, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It could be called the chaos theory for picking a new House speaker. Those trying to stop California Democrat Nancy Pelosi say they don't need a rival candidate now. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win. And then, they say, challengers will emerge. This...
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Daysi Lorenzo, center, sells lottery tickets, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at La Preferida Superdiscount store in Hialeah, Fla. Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and an estimated $620 million in Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 23, 2018 - 3:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon...
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June 04, 2018 - 6:55 am
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped bring Apollo astronauts back to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her time. West Virginia State University says a dedication ceremony is planned for Aug. 25...
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May 22, 2018 - 5:17 pm
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — A county school board in North Carolina held a primary earlier this month even though legally it didn't have to. Johnston County Election Supervisor Leigh Anne Price says it is her fault because she did not read election law correctly. State law requires a school board...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Shelly Ellis teaches fourth-grade students in a newly air conditioned classroom at Bement Elementary School in Bement, Ill. The results of the latest Nation’s Report Card are in and the news isn’t good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders’ scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading. Overall, only roughly a third of American eighth-graders are proficient in reading and math along with about 40 percent of fourth-graders. (AP Photo/David Mercer, File)
April 10, 2018 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders' scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading, according to results released Tuesday on the National...
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Doug Jones' campaign volunteer Dana Ellis, right, talks to Ebonique Jiles, top left, and her son, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala., about voting on Tuesday's senatorial election, The Jones campaign is targeting African-Americans and moderate Republicans in particular as they fight to energize a coalition to defeat Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/Steve Peoples)
December 09, 2017 - 3:57 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but it will take more than that to convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. In a state where Democrats are used to losing, the malaise is easy to find in this African-...
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December 06, 2017 - 5:05 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a prominent Florida eye doctor used a statistician to challenge the government's assertion that he stole $100 million from the federal Medicaid program. The amount Dr. Salomon Melgen stole will help determine the length of his sentence. The government said...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 photo, mathematics professor Moon Duchin speaks to attendees during a conference at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Lawsuits challenging voting districts have risen since a 2013 Supreme Court case made it easier to draw new districts. Duchin realized her geometry research could be used to fight gerrymandering by figuring out if new voting districts pass legal muster. She's now started a summer program to teach mathematicians how to testify in court to help illuminate the complicated topic. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
August 18, 2017 - 12:34 am
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Efforts to address gerrymandering are gaining new help from math and data experts at many universities. Scholars from California to Massachusetts have been working on cutting-edge math and computer-science tools that could help federal courts identify voting districts that are...
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