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Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students — especially poor and minority ones — by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to fire.


Vegas gunman made no secret of extreme views

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jerad Miller was ready to share his anti-government views with just about anyone who would listen, views that telegraphed his desire to kill police officers and his willingness to die for what he hoped would be a revolution against the government.


House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday by a little-known economics professor in Virginia's Republican primary, a stunning upset and major victory for the tea party.

Police ID victim of Oregon shooting as 14-year-old

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.


Subway strike suspended in Sao Paulo, may hit Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) — With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.


Obama has tough love for youth in Tumblr student loan chat

President Barack Obama had some tough love for young people in a discussion on student loans hosted by Tumblr, warning them not to waste time in college and reminding them that they might have to take a job they don’t like to pay off their debts.


Illinois soldier among 5 killed in Afghanistan

A family spokeswoman says a 19-year-old soldier from northern Illinois was among the five troops killed during a friendly-fire incident this week in Afghanistan.


Militants overrun most of major Iraqi city

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a stunning assault that exposed Iraq's eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city.


Gender politics emerge with Clinton book tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gender politics emerged as Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off a book tour Tuesday that could preview a presidential run when she recalled her refusal to attack Sarah Palin's selection as the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008.


The O.J. Simpson saga, 20 years later

Two decades over the savage murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, a look at what happened to key players in the O.J. Simpson drama


Clinton 'dead broke' remark prompts partisan pushback

By Gabriel Debenedetti NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accused of being out of touch after making comments about her finances, likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton headed for a speaking engagement on Tuesday that could earn her up to $250,000. Clinton's address to food trade groups in Chicago comes as she takes heat for comments that her family was "dead broke" when it left the White House in 2000, despite the considerable income she and former president Bill have earned subsequently along with the luxury real estate assets they have managed to acquire. "Between their million-dollar mansions in New York and Washington and her ridiculously expensive speaking fees, it's clear nobody could be more out of touch than Hillary Clinton," said Republican National Committee spokesman Jahan Wilcox. The fuss over her comments in an ABC News interview released Monday overshadowed the launch in New York on Tuesday of Clinton's latest book, "Hard Choices," seen as a prelude to a campaign for the 2016 presidential election.


Dublin to begin probe into Catholic baby homes

The Irish government said it would launch a full-scale investigation into controversial Catholic homes for unmarried mothers, following revelations that up to 800 infants died in one such institution over a 35-year period.


CIA disciplines 15 officers in harassment cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ilana Sara Greenstein was a CIA case officer working at headquarters a decade ago, she said, a married senior manager who was responsible for her promotions made sexual advances toward her.


Ukraine president orders civilian corridor in east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday ordered security officials to create a corridor for safe passage for civilians in eastern regions rocked by a pro-Russian insurgency, as he began to form his government team by tapping a media mogul as chief of staff.


Air Force to launch fixes to nuclear program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is launching an ambitious campaign to repair flaws in its nuclear missile corps, after recent training failures, security missteps, leadership lapses, morale problems and stunning breakdowns in discipline prompted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to demand action to restore public confidence in the nuclear force.


Police: Gunman kills student in school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A gunman shot and killed a student Tuesday at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon shortly after classes started and was found dead himself as police arrived, authorities said.

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