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4 days ago in Lifestyle

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

Only about a third of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college math and reading courses.

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4 days ago in Music

BeyoncĂ©’s ‘Lemonade’ aiming to be contender at the Emmys

Bosses at HBO are hoping to score Emmy nods for the headline-grabbing TV special.

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4 days ago in National

Fed set to keep rates unchanged, may nod to ebbing risks

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday as it continues to monitor the impact from weakening global growth but may seek to signal to markets it is determined to resume policy tightening this year.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves voices the cat star of ‘Keanu’

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in the action comedy as friends who set out on a mission to rescue their stolen kitten, named after "The Matrix" actor, by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

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4 days ago in Viral Videos

The Internet is down – the musical

How will you live without 24/7 access at your fingertips?

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4 days ago in Music

Nicki Minaj dedicates ‘Anaconda’ to Donald Trump

The hip hop artist was among those honored as part of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Roberts and Aniston celebrate ‘Mother’s Day’

An all-star case that includes Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis weaves several fractured family relationships into a story line that ultimately intersects on the day that celebrates being a mom.

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4 days ago in National

Career education making a comeback in high schools

Decades after "shop class" became known as a lesser alternative for children deemed unfit for college, vocational education is making a comeback in American high schools.

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4 days ago in National

Poll: Half of Americans think presidential nominating system ‘rigged’

More than half of American voters believe that the system U.S. political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is "rigged" and more than two-thirds want to see the process changed, according to a new poll.

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4 days ago in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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4 days ago in National

Big wins by Trump, Clinton give rivals little breathing room

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up wins in Northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength and immediately turned their fire on each other in a possible preview of a general election matchup.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Bill Cosby takes legal hits in abuse cases on both U.S. coasts

Courts on both U.S. coasts dealt setbacks to Bill Cosby's legal team on Tuesday, as the comedian kept trying to fend off lawsuits over allegations that he has sexually abused women for decades.

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4 days ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 27

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 days ago in Viral Videos

A lip-sync conversation

Talking in songs.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 27

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle

Childhood obesity not down in U.S

Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study.

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4 days ago in National

FBI director suggests iPhone flaw may remain secret

The FBI says it is still assessing whether a vulnerability used to unlock an iPhone will be disclosed to Apple or the public.

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5 days ago in Weird

Running a marathon by mistake

A 12-year-old western New York girl wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Jennifer Hudson to star in ‘Hairspray’ live musical

Bosses at NBC are developing the classic '80s flick into their next live TV event.

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5 days ago in National

Americans drove a record amount of miles in February

U.S. motor travel surged at a record pace in February as Americans took to the road again after January's historic snowstorms, fueling optimism about gasoline demand as refiners brace for the busy summer driving season.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

1 day ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

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It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.