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Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Buyer’s remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of “creepy the way this whole thing landed in Ohio with all the things prepackaged.”

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

Construction spending rose 1.8 percent in July, the biggest one-month gain since May 2012, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

“The U.S. economy is on a notably firmer growth track this summer, even if consumers are riding in the caboose,” Sal Guatieri, an economist at BMO Capital Markets, wrote in a research note.

Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

“We have no desire to go there,” said Mendel, whose company’s sales through July have fallen 1.3 percent, trailing the industry.

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State … despite our serious warnings,” the fighter said.

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

“It’s the tendency to seek out and give greater weight to information that confirms what we think rather than contradicts it,” said Scott Plous, a psychology professor at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

AAA named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two “traffic traps” nationwide and even placed an attention-getting billboard outside the limits of the town to warn drivers to slow down before entering.

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial to begin

“It has been a very fast-track bankruptcy, which Syncora has no issue with,” company attorney James Sprayregen said.

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

The group then kicked out a metal panel under a window to get out of the building and into a yard, Johnson said.