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Virginia parent angered by letter saying "White Students" didn't meet SOL requirements

Virginia parent angered by letter saying "White Students" didn't meet SOL requirements

Hampton, VA (WTKR) -- It was one sentence in a letter sent home from Smith Elementary School in Hampton that took a parent by surprise, stating "White Students" didn't meet last year's reading requirements on the SOLs.
Family with newborn loses everything in Connecticut fire

Family with newborn loses everything in Connecticut fire

 Torrington, CT (WFSB) -- Following a fire that tore through a Torrington home, a mother and father rushed their 3-week-old child to the hospital.
India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen

India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen

 NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- An Ebola survivor has been quarantined in India after his semen tested positive for the virus, health officials there have announced.
Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his for-profit business owe more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes, according to a New York Times report out Tuesday.
In the shadow of the storm called Ferguson, a quiet grave

In the shadow of the storm called Ferguson, a quiet grave

 NORMANDY, Missouri (CNN) -- The 119 acres of St. Peter's Cemetery lie blanketed by the season's first snowfall.
Facebook releases new app just for Groups

Facebook releases new app just for Groups

(CNN) -- One of Facebook's more popular, less attractive features is getting its very own app. The social network is launching Facebook Groups, a standalone app for reading and posting to groups.
Modern life fuels an old infection: Could diabetes inflame the TB epidemic?

Modern life fuels an old infection: Could diabetes inflame the TB epidemic?

(CNN) -- As the developing world becomes more developed, the rise in prosperity in these countries could also result in the rise of a lethal infectious disease -- tuberculosis (TB).
Six ways to jazz up Thanksgiving

Six ways to jazz up Thanksgiving

(CNN) -- Want to make Norman Rockwell roll over in his grave? This Thanksgiving, take your hand out of the turkey's body cavity and turn off the football game to make some new traditions with friends and family.

German Shepherd Puppy Apparently Chews Off Own Foot to Escape Being Chained

Authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a German Shepherd puppy that had apparently chewed off his own hind foot after being chained.
Old foreclosure debt coming back to haunt former homeowners

Old foreclosure debt coming back to haunt former homeowners

They thought losing their home was bad enough.  Now, years later, collectors are coming after them for thousands of dollars in back debt.
High school football coach killed outside Louisiana nightclub

High school football coach killed outside Louisiana nightclub

Investigators say West St. John High School quarterbacks coach Juan Joseph was shot during an argument early Sunday outside the Penthouse nightclub off I-10.
Forget Florida. The best cities for retirees

Forget Florida. The best cities for retirees

Sure, spending your golden years on a beach in Florida sounds like a great idea, but that's not going to cut it for many of today's retirees.
 Jerusalem ramps up security after deadly synagogue attack

Jerusalem ramps up security after deadly synagogue attack

Jerusalem ramped up security after two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and butcher knives attacked a synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshipers and a policeman.
 The Oxford 2014 word of the year is...

The Oxford 2014 word of the year is...

Sorry, "bae." The noun -- a " term of endearment for one's romantic partner" -- was shown no love by Oxford Dictionaries, which instead selected "vape" as the 2014 word of the year.
 Boehner hires third lawyer to sue Obama

Boehner hires third lawyer to sue Obama

House Republicans are hoping the third time is a charm in their effort to sue President Barack Obama over his signature health care law.