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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2016, file photo, a passenger talks on the phone as American Airlines jets sit parked at their gates at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest of China's three major state-owned carriers, in a bid for a bigger share of the country's growing travel market. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
American Airlines buys stake in China Southern AirlinesAmerican Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country's three major state-owned carriers
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, right, is escorted after speaking at the funeral service for the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, in Qunu, South Africa.  Kathrada died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after a short illness at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool, File)
South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for acts of sabotage against South Africa's previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning
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A relative of missing passenger of the sunken ferry Sewol watches the Sewol sitting on a semi-submersible transport vessel during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Monday, March 27, 2017. Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank. (Seo Myung-gon/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victimsSouth Korea has held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised last week
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
An evacuee waits as firefighters battle an early morning four alarm apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Screams alert residents to fire that killed 3 in OaklandOakland residents who escaped a fire that killed three people say they were awakened by neighbors' screams and the popping of hot windows
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In this image made from video, tree debris lies on the street as wind gusts in Bowen, eastern Australia, Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  A powerful cyclone lashed islands, damaged roofs and cut power on Tuesday as it edged toward Australia's tropical northeast coast, officials said.(AuBC via AP)
Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeastA powerful cyclone has slammed into Australia's tropical northeast coast, tearing down trees and knocking out power to thousands
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Monday, March 27, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Leonard scores 25 as Spurs dismantle ailing Cavs, 103-74Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the ailing Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 in a showdown that turned into a major letdown for the defending NBA champions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo Nightclub after a reported fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Club shooting victim: 'All I was thinking about was my kids'A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting is describing a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were crawling over one another to reach the exits
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) walks up courts away from Dallas Mavericks players after getting the call from referees during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, March 27, 2017. The Thunder won 92-91. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Westbrook, Thunder top Mavs 92-91 with 14-0 finishing runRussell Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-91
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. City leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks. Defiance that filled a New York City gathering of municipal officials from urban centers clashed Monday, March 27, with pointed warnings from the White House's West Wing, where Sessions issued a dire warning to urban leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policiesCity leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
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