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Updated at 9:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Congress is finally close to a vote to rewrite the outdated and highly criticized No Child Left Behind education law.

Updated at 9:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own party as lawmakers reflected the...

Updated at 9:09 PM

PARIS (AP) " Hasna Aitboulahcen lived a secular life, drinking alcohol and rarely visiting a mosque, but police say she died an extremist's death: blowing herself up by detonating a suicide vest.

Updated at 9:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " FBI Director James Comey says there's no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attack.

Updated at 9:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " As anxiety about Syrian refugees entering the U.S. took hold this week, President Barack Obama was having none of it. Halfway across the globe, he scolded politicians questioning his plan to take in 10,000 Syrians in light...

Updated at 8:58 PM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) " Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after "60 Minutes," author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated.

Updated at 8:55 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) " Leaders of the NAACP appealed Thursday for Minneapolis police to exercise restraint after a night of tense confrontations with protesters over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by an officer.

Updated at 8:51 PM

PARIS (AP) " In France, a glass of wine is many things: one of life's small pleasures, a civilized complement to food, a source of national pride. Now, it's also a symbol of defiance.

Updated at 8:40 PM

Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

Updated at 8:40 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " A federal grand jury indicted two companies on involuntary manslaughter charges and three people face charges in a deadly 2012 explosion on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Updated at 8:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday that economic security is essential to Americans achieving true freedom, a central tenet in his political philosophy of "democratic socialism."

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