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Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

May 30, 2016

Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It’s hardly a dog’s life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama’s pets, Bo and Sunny. The pair of Portuguese water dogs — Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny — are canine ambassadors for the ...

Tropical depression lashes holiday-crowded South Carolina shores

May 30, 2016

Tropical depression lashes holiday-crowded South Carolina shores

Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend. The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm made landfall just east of Charleston, South ...

More students leaving U.S. public schools, entering charters: data

May 30, 2016

More students leaving U.S. public schools, entering charters: data

Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve ...

May 30, 2016

Wounded vet in race to reunite Purple Hearts to WWI warriors, kin

A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States’ entry ...