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This Oct. 15, 2016 photo shows parents and grandparents from Memphis Lift speaking to Hilary Shelton, the Director to the NAACP's Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, during the national NAACP board meeting in downtown Cincinnati. While some black leaders see charters as a safer, better alternative in their communities, a deep rift of opinion was exposed by a 2016 call for a moratorium on charters by the NAACP, a longtime skeptic that expressed concerns about school privatization and accountability issues surrounding charters. (The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 10:17 am
Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders in the black community. The Walton family, as one of the leading supporters of America's charter school...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
December 24, 2018 - 7:42 am
People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it — for everyone's sake. When Congress made Social Security benefits taxable in 1983, lawmakers didn't index the tax thresholds to inflation. They "forgot" inflation again when adding a second layer of taxation...
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December 24, 2018 - 4:39 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Bank of Israel's new governor says the country's financial stability should not be taken for granted in a period of "numerous changes in financial markets." Amir Yaron took office Monday following several weeks of volatility in Israeli and international markets. At a ceremony...
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December 24, 2018 - 3:38 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The chief of the Cyprus Association of Banks say Cypriot lenders are concerned that their adoption of some of the toughest anti-money laundering regulations in the world has not been fully recognized abroad. Association Director Michalis Kammas told The Associated Press...
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In this Oct. 24, 2018, photo, an investor reacts as he and investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian stocks were mostly lower with light trading on Monday, Dec. 24, as a Wall Street slump and a partial U.S. government shutdown stemmed holiday cheer.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 24, 2018 - 3:09 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian markets were mostly lower in light trading on Monday as a partial U.S. government shutdown stemmed holiday cheer. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 dropped 0.9 percent to 4,653.55. Britain's FTSE 100 index, which will close early on Christmas Eve, was 0.8 percent...
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South Korean Transport Ministry officials and members of investigative panel on BMW engine bow during a press conference as damaged gears of a BMW which engine had caught fire are displayed at the government complex in Seoul, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. South Korea says it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 23, 2018 - 9:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country. South Korea's Transport Ministry its...
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In this Oct. 24, 2018, photo, an investor reacts as he and investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian stocks were mostly lower with light trading on Monday, Dec. 24, as a Wall Street slump and a partial U.S. government shutdown stemmed holiday cheer.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 23, 2018 - 9:38 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower with light trading on Monday as a Wall Street slump and a partial U.S. government shutdown stemmed holiday cheer. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.2 percent to 2,058.19 while the Shanghai Composite index rose 0.1 percent to 2,519.71. Hong...
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A plane comes in to land at Gatwick Airport in England, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 23, 2018 - 8:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — London's Gatwick Airport operated without problems Sunday, but the fugitive drone operators who brought incoming and outgoing flights to a standstill over multiple days remained at large — and a potential threat — after police cleared two local residents who were arrested as suspects...
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December 23, 2018 - 2:22 pm
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana's foreign ministry has condemned what it says was a dangerous incursion into local waters after a Norwegian ship hired by ExxonMobil was "intercepted" by a Venezuelan naval vessel. The ship, Ramform Tethys, was contracted to conduct seismic work by the company in a...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jason Momoa, left, and Amber Heard in a scene from "Aquaman." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a flood of new releases, "Aquaman" easily swam past "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Bumblebee" to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Without a "Star Wars" film on the December schedule for the...
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