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April 28, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT
Despite the fact that the U.S. spends more than $600 billion per year on public education, a large majority of high school seniors are not academically prepared for college in either reading or math, according to the 2015 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “the nation’s report card”
April 28, 2016, 11:09 AM EDT
Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson called for “a worldwide effort to save the historic, indigenous minority communities” of Syria and Iraq from extinction Thursday morning at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
April 27, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT
 Critics warn that implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to fulfill President Obama's pledge to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change would force many more American households into “energy poverty”.
April 26, 2016, 11:26 AM EDT
Pension plans for state and local government employees have more unfunded liabilities than corporate pension funds, which are held to a higher standard by the government, according to a March report entitled The Coming Pensions Crisis by Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS).
April 22, 2016, 2:26 PM EDT
On behalf of the United States, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the “landmark” Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Earth Day, calling it “the strongest, most ambitious climate pact ever negotiated.”
April 22, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT
Six years after the last incandescent light bulb factory in the U.S. shut down due to strict new federal energy conservation standards, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a technological breakthrough that could make incandescent bulbs twice as energy-efficient as their replacements.
April 21, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT
Attorneys representing a physician who was allegedly terminated from a public health director job he was offered and accepted because of the content of his off-duty sermons filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Atlanta against Georgia’s Department of Public Health (DPH).
April 20, 2016, 1:11 PM EDT
Banking regulators at the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) warned five of the nation’s eight largest banks last week that their “living wills” are “not credible.”
April 19, 2016, 5:38 PM EDT
Political consultant and adviserRoger Stone.  (AP) 
April 15, 2016, 3:32 PM EDT
Colorado's Animas River on Aug. 6, 2015, a day after the EPA released three million gallons of contaminated wastewater from an abandoned gold mine. (La Plata Office of Emergency Management). 
April 14, 2016, 9:18 PM EDT
People pushing the climate change agenda “are smart enough to understand the link between energy and national security and energy and prosperity,” said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a panel discussion about Climate Hustle, a film that takes the skeptics’  side of the climate change debate. 
April 14, 2016, 11:56 AM EDT
In a life-sometimes-does-imitate-art episode, Inky the Octopus somehow managed a Nemo-like escape from the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier.
April 14, 2016, 10:01 AM EDT
Auditors are unable to determine whether ethics officials at the Department of Defense (DOD) are adequately monitoring potential conflicts of interest when senior-level employees go through the “revolving door” to take jobs with defense contractors because the database used to track them is “unreliable”, according to a March 31 report by the DoD inspector general (IG).
April 12, 2016, 5:01 PM EDT
“Right to work is wrong for workers and wrong for America,” Hillary Clinton said last week in a speech to the AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia, where she called for “a strong and vibrant labor movement that is supported in the White House and across the country.”
April 12, 2016, 12:12 PM EDT
White collar convictions by the Department of Justice (DOJ) dipped to a “20-year historic low” in 2015, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorney under the Freedom of Information Act and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University.
April 11, 2016, 11:15 AM EDT
President Obama called the Senate Republicans’ refusal to hold a hearing on Merrick Garland, his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, until the next president is elected in order to placate their political base “dangerous.”
April 7, 2016, 2:47 PM EDT
n February, as sales of recreational vehicles (RVs) hit a 39-year high with 35,929 units sold, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule in The Federal Register that revises the definition of an RV as “designed only for recreational use and not as a primary residence or for permanent occupancy.”The proposal garnered praise from the RV industry, which has been pushing for clarification of the regulations for the past decade. But it has angered thousands of RV and tiny house on wheels (THOWs) enthusiasts.
April 6, 2016, 2:09 PM EDT
A court-approved $525,000 settlement over a less-than-Footlong Subway sandwich is being appealed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF). CCAF says it is filing the appeal because the lawyers in the class-action lawsuit pocketed $520,000 while the majority of the plaintiffs “got nothing”.
April 6, 2016, 10:12 AM EDT
 “The idea that everything government unions do is political leads you to immediately look to the First Amendment to protect individuals who should not be compelled to fund speech that they disagree with,”  Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, told
April 4, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT
The General Services Administration (GSA) is eyeing the Department of Education’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Building in southwest Washington, D.C. for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. But some critics believe that the Modernist building does not merit an historic designation