Primary and secondary education

This June 2018 photo provided by Rob McClelland shows Allie Kurtz aboard a sailboat. Kurtz, a 26-year-old scuba diving boat crewmember who loved the ocean and had just landed her dream job, is among multiple victims of a deadly fire that torched a dive boat off Southern California's coast, her family said on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Kurtz recently left a job in movie promotion with Paramount to follow her heart and work on the sea, said her grandmother, Doris Lapporte. (Rob McClelland via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Aboard were engineers, free spirits and parents with their teenage and adult children — all brought together over a passion for scuba diving. Two people aboard were celebrating their birthdays. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the Conception,...
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Students wear protective gear during a protest in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hong Kong has been the scene of tense anti-government protests for nearly three months. The demonstrations began in response to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include other grievances and demands for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 02, 2019 - 7:50 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard...
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August 30, 2019 - 11:28 pm
PREP FOOTBALL= Adairsville 14, Cass 7 Alexander 27, Cedartown 20 Appling County 24, Vidalia 0 Aquinas 16, Harlem 13 Bainbridge 14, Cairo 10 Banks County 15, Franklin County 7 Bartram Trail, Fla. 24, Brunswick 7 Berkmar 53, Cross Keys 6 Berrien 48, Atkinson County 43 Blessed Trinity 34, South...
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August 30, 2019 - 11:23 pm
PREP FOOTBALL= A.C. Flora 40, Union County 21 Abbeville 35, Newberry 6 Andrew Jackson 69, St. John's 0 Andrews 53, Hemingway 0 Aynor 54, Waccamaw 13 Bamberg-Ehrhardt 17, Orangeburg-Wilkinson 13 Belton-Honea Path 49, Powdersville 9 Berkeley 40, Ashley Ridge 0 Bishop England 31, Baptist Hill 12...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping device became so popular with underage teens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 30, 2019 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing a mounting number of state and federal investigations into its marketing and sales practices, as a top Trump administration official pledged Friday to use all of the government's regulatory and enforcement power "to stop the epidemic of youth...
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Joshua K. Love sits in the living room of his home in Greenwood, Miss., Saturday, June 8, 2019. Love says he was sexually abused by two Franciscan friars at a local Catholic grade school. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
August 29, 2019 - 9:24 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Catholic sex abuse survivors in Mississippi and Wisconsin on Thursday demanded that federal authorities investigate allegations from three black Mississippi men who say they were molested by Franciscan friars during the mid-1990s, when they were as young as 9 years old. Mark...
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FILE- This June 14, 2018, file photo shows cartons of Marlboro cigarettes on the shelves at JR outlet in Burlington, N.C. Altria confirmed Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, that it is in talks to merge with Philip Morris International more than a decade after splitting itself into two companies. Altria has exclusively sold Marlboro and other cigarette brands in the U.S., while Philip Morris has handled international sales. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 27, 2019 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Altria confirmed Tuesday that it is in talks to merge with Philip Morris International more than a decade after splitting itself into two companies. Altria has exclusively sold Marlboro and other cigarette brands in the U.S., while Philip Morris has handled international sales. Both...
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August 26, 2019 - 4:25 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have reached a compromise on doing away with more standardized testing in public schools. The House and Senate hammered out an agreement between competing bills and scheduled final votes on the measure on Monday evening. If approved, the agreement...
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August 24, 2019 - 12:36 am
PREP FOOTBALL= Alexander Central 28, Lenoir Hibriten 19 Andrews 42, Trinity, Tenn. 36, 3OT Apex Middle Creek 27, Wake Forest Heritage 21 Asheville 34, Franklin 6 Bethel Christian Academy-Kinston 64, Pungo Christian 0 Boonville Starmount 27, Mount Airy 21 Burnsville Mountain Heritage 22, Brevard 13...
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August 24, 2019 - 12:11 am
PREP FOOTBALL= Abbeville, S.C. 10, Lincoln County 7 Athens Academy 35, Savannah Christian Prep 7 Atkinson County 34, Montgomery County 7 Augusta Christian 21, Augusta Prep 0 B.E.S.T. Academy 28, KIPP Atlanta 12 Bainbridge 47, Seminole County 7 Bleckley County 48, Hawkinsville 0 Blessed Trinity 28,...
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