States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

...Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.The decision to reduce testing time...tests took effect this year and sparked a round of intense opposition from teachers, parents and students who said testing requirements...
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Girls senior soccer players to be honored

...shoulder-to-shoulder" against the opposition, earning the nickname of "Bailey Bear...played with true grit, disrupting the opposition's flow of attack by dispossessing...almost every ball by outmuscling the opposition or even her own teammates! She gave...
Obama: Climate change a security threat

...Obama's climate change agenda has drawn strong political opposition from the GOP-led Congress and faces a number of legal challenges...Texas.Obama had a determined and hopeful response to the opposition, but one not likely to be fulfilled: "This cannot be subject...
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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...opening the Atlantic to exploration - could work to the advantage of environmental groups.Closer to home, it could galvanize opposition to plans for new drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel, where Union Oil's oil platform blew out 46 years ago, spewing...
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Board director resigns over appointment

...his speech that Walker and the Boards and Commissions office had interviewed Quintavell and rejected her based on internal opposition.Gillis bucks at the accusation and calls it either ignorance or political maneuvering. She said Quintavell's lack of...
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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...because they say they do not want to enhance Obama's power at their own expense.Democratic support is weak, given the opposition of organized labor. But Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the party's leader, has yet to announce her position and has...
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Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...later, but his office offered no word on his plans. Paul's campaign sent out a fundraising appeal while his longstanding opposition to bulk collection, a pillar of his campaign, stirred social media.The issue has divided Republicans and Democrats, cutting...
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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall provided only to the tribes that are actually fighting against the terrorist group," she said.Nusseif also expressed opposition to Sunni demands for advanced weapons like those given to the Shiite militiamen, known as the popular mobilization force...
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Upcoming Navy exercises prompt protest

ANCHORAGE - A Navy training exercise planned in the Gulf of Alaska has sparked heated opposition in a small commercial fishing town nearby whose residents say the drills are taking place in the critical habitat of breeding and...
Anti-Arctic drilling kayaktivists hold 'Shell No' protest

...Washington, stood on the sidewalk and shook his head in opposition to the event."It's a bunch of crap," he said. "The...tall screen that showed images of people expressing their opposition to Shell's plans.Just a quarter-mile away from the Seacrest...


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