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Nation Feb 15Parents of transgender students appeal to Trump on bathrooms
Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students.
Education Feb 10Protest marks public school visit by new education secretary
Betsy DeVos was met with shouts of "stand up, fight back" from angry protesters as she made her first visit to a public school Friday as education secretary.
Politics Feb 07DeVos confirmed as education secretary as Pence breaks tie
The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.
Politics Feb 03DeVos moves closer to confirmation as education secretary
Betsy DeVos moved closer toward confirmation as education secretary Friday after clearing a major hurdle in the Senate, even as Democrats and labor unions fervently sought another Republican vote against her.
Politics Jan 20DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote
In documents released by the Office of Government Ethics early Friday, DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and school choice activist, pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies within 90 days of her confirmation.
Politics Jan 17DeVos: Won’t dismantle public schools as education secretary
WASHINGTON — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and…
Politics Jan 16DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism
WASHINGTON — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian…
World Jun 08Georgian, Ukrainian officials push for NATO membership
Senior officials from Georgia and Ukraine on Wednesday exhorted NATO members to bring the two nations into the alliance in order to protect them from Russia and cement ties with the West.
World May 26WHO: Some 1,000 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years
WASHINGTON — Nearly 1,000 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years in violation of humanitarian norms, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday.
Nation Apr 21EU official urges U.S. to accept more refugees from Syria
A top European Union official urged the United States on Thursday to accept more refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria.