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Hold charters — and traditional public schools — accountable


To the editor: In supporting comprehensive legislation to make sure charter schools in California “fulfill their promise of superior education,” The Times gets close to the heart of the argument about public schooling. It just misses one essential element: Why stop at charters? (“Charter-school...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a glam shot that got ugly. The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dove headlong into a social media skirmish this week, blasting a critic of her Instagram post highl
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Ese'ese's career turning point

Brisbane prop Herman Ese'ese has revealed the tutelage of Broncos great Corey Parker helped him go from rock bottom to be one of best young forwards.
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Inside R. Kelly's Most Shocking Scandals Over the Years, None of Which Derailed His Success in Any Perceivable Way

On Aug. 31, 1994, R. Kelly married Aaliyah at a hotel in Rosemont, Ill. He was 27. She was 15, but the marriage certificate falsely listed her age as 18. The union was annulled months later. At...
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Patriarch Kirill I presents icon, his own book to Vatican's Secretary of State

The Patriarch handed an icon of the Virgin Mary and his book 'Liberty and Responsibility' in Italian to the Cardinal
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Russia’s Yandex upgrades search engine, addressing intent of query

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Normandy Four leaders ready to assist Minsk deal implementation — German cabinet

The leaders of the Normandy Four states - Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Pyotr Poroshenko - held a phone conversation to discuss the Ukrainian reconciliation late on Tuesday
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UK names expert to negotiate free trade deals in the post Brexit world

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Bea Wain, big band singer whose career launched at age 6, dies at 100

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L.A. looks to join fight against Trump administration over threats to withhold anti-crime funds for 'sanctuary' cities

The city of Los Angeles sought Tuesday to join a legal battle against President Trump’s Department of Justice over conditions requiring police to cooperate with immigration enforcement officials
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Dodgers could place Cody Bellinger on disabled list while he recovers from sprained ankle

After keeping rookie star Cody Bellinger out of the lineup the last three games, the Dodgers are “leaning toward” placing him on the disabled list as he recovers from spraining his right ankle
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Kushner heads to Israel for latest attempt at peace deal

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Mark Wahlberg is Forbes' top-earning actor of 2017, making way more than top-paid actress Emma Stone

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Today in Entertainment: Michael Kenneth Williams cut from Han Solo film; Morgan Freeman to receive Life Achievement honor at SAG Awards

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'We are absolutely puzzled': Reward offered in case of missing woman

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