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Tennessee’s takeover of low performing schools isn’t working, study finds. Officials say changes underway.

Jason Gonzales, Nashville Tennessean Five years of work shows the Tennessee Achievement School District’s takeover model still isn’t working. The finding from a Tennessee Education Research Alliance research brief released Tuesday reinforces what researchers discovered in 2015 about the district over the course of three years. That district-run turnaround efforts of the state’s lowest-performing schools yield […]

Dow falls 287 points as trade war fears escalate

Wall Street has tried to ignore warning signs about a trade war for months. It can’t any longer. by Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Money The Dow sank 287 points on Tuesday, or 1.2%. The Dow’s six-day losing streak is its longest since March 2017, and the index is back in the red for the year. The […]

Senate Republicans Move to End Family Separations

But Democrats aren’t necessarily on board By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff Posted Jun 19, 2018 4:50 PM CDT (NEWSER) – Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed outrage at the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents at the US border, and on Tuesday, Senate Republicans moved to take action. Mitch McConnell said all Republicans back an approach that […]

Fact-checking Trump on immigration, family separations

By Tal Kopan, CNN Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a stream-of-consciousness-style speech on immigration as furor over his administration’s separation of families at the border reaches a fever pitch. But his speech at a small business event in Washington contained several factual inaccuracies. Here is what Trump said, and what the reality is. Trump said […]

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions’ church just charged him with violating church rules

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN)More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his “zero tolerance” policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse. The complaint charges Sessions with violating the United Methodist Church’s Book of […]

Grandmother strangles rabid bobcat after it attacked her

‘As soon as it took the first step, I knew I was in trouble. All I thought was: ‘Not today’. I wasn’t dying today’ By Maya Oppenheim, The Independent A 46-year-old has strangled a rabid bobcat to death after the large feline attacked her. DeDe Phillips said the wild animal, which is a relative of the lynx, […]

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

BY AP Apple is trying to drag the U.S.’s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S. Apple is […]

6th Driver Suicide in Months Shakes NYC Taxi Industry

‘Something has to change’ By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff Posted Jun 19, 2018 7:31 AM CDT (NEWSER) – After driving a taxi in New York City for 30 years, 59-year-old Abdul Saleh ended up hanging himself in his rented room after finding himself $300 short of his car lease payment. Saleh is the sixth taxi driver to […]

Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (EXCLUSIVE)

F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin, and Lenny Kravitz all have tried to bring the singer’s story to the screen but until now, none had been authorized by the estate. By Shirley Halperin and Justin Kroll Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta […]