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WASHINGTON (AP) " Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

Updated at 5:56 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) " People who live around dozens of lakes in South Carolina are under emergency orders to repair or replace dams that ruptured or were deemed unsafe by inspectors after historic rains this month.

Updated at 5:54 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) " The top two presidential candidates in Argentina reset their campaigns on Monday after a razor-close election vote forced a runoff and cast doubt on the legacy of President Cristina Fernandez, a polarizing leader who...

Updated at 5:54 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " The latest on a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan felt across South Asia (all times local).

Updated at 5:51 PM

PARKER, Ariz. (AP) " A diver who felt he didn't get his fair share of the credit for discovering two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs at the bottom of the Colorado River has removed them from their watery grave.

Updated at 5:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says.

Updated at 5:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is wading into a labor dispute involving Verizon, urging the telecommunications giant to negotiate a fair contract for 39,000 members of the Communications Workers of America.

Updated at 5:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Speaker John Boehner is trying to make one last deal as he heads for the exits, pushing to finalize a far-reaching, two-year budget agreement before handing Congress' top job over to Paul Ryan this week, congressional officials...

Updated at 5:34 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) " Justices with New Mexico's highest court aggressively questioned attorneys Monday in a landmark lawsuit that could decide if the state will join a handful of others in allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with...

Updated at 5:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Army Green Berets who requested the Oct. 3 airstrike on the Doctors without Borders trauma center in Afghanistan were aware it was a functioning hospital but believed it was under Taliban control, The Associated Press has...

Updated at 5:22 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) " New York's attorney general suspects there's little difference between broadband's fast lanes and the slower freight of ordinary Internet access.

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