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iPad vs Chromebook battle plays out in Amish country

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The battle over the $13-billion market for educational technology has spread to Ohio’s Amish country, where many students live without electricity, television or phones. Continue reading

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Police Officers Shot During Protests After Ferguson Police Chief Resigns

Police officers shot in Ferguson as community tries to heal

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Two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Missouri this week, where tension has been high for months following the August shooting of teenager Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. Continue reading

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Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL

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The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

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Senate Republicans send controversial letter to Iran

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Members of Congress sent a letter to Iran in the midst of negotiations over nuclear arms, in an unusual move that could complicate international relations. Continue reading

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UN calls for worldwide gender equality by 2030

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The UN urged world leaders this week to ensure gender equality by 2030 as a new report showed limited progress in the area. Continue reading

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