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Trump’s ‘huuuuuge’ Caribbean estate is on the market for $28 million, prompting questions

The opulent beachfront estate that recently went on the market on the Caribbean island of St. Martin has a number of appealing factors, including two elaborately adorned villas and an expansive pool overlooking the crystalline waters of Plum Bay.And there’s a unique aspect that nearby properties c
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Teachers gave a teen with ADHD a ‘Most Likely to Not Pay Attention’ award

Two teachers at a Georgia middle school will not be returning to work after reportedly giving an “insensitive” award to a student, officials said.The incident occurred at a ceremony last week for eighth-graders at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, about 25 miles southeast of Atlanta.There, the
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Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the s
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The problems with 2017 national rankings of America’s high schools

It’s that time of year where we get annual high school rankings from well-known sources. U.S. News & World Report does a prominent high school ranking, as does Jay Mathews, my esteemed colleague at The Washington Post.I have published critiques of past rankings, questioning the methodology use
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Video shows the terrifying moment a sea lion yanks a girl into the water

The first part of a now-viral video shows a sea lion swimming near a dock in Steveston, a seaside community on Canada’s western coast. The sound of cameras clicking can be heard in the background as onlookers marveled at its size.The animal swims closer to the dock after grabbing a piece of food t
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News quiz: 10 questions from a busy, turbulent week

Welcome back!So much happened in just the past week — we have questions about U.S. politics for sure, but we’ve also included other important and interesting topics that were in the news.Here are some big stats from last week.Before we get started, a quick note for players who like to register t
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Amid all the joy at U-Va.’s commencement, one person is missing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A champagne bottle-shaped balloon broke free from thousands of bobbing balloons held by University of Virginia graduates Saturday morning and drifted off into the blue sky over the school’s historic Rotunda, with the black-robed crowd cheering it on. Just before the gradu
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Despite D.C.’s pledges, hundreds of families a year bypass city’s public middle schools

Every year hundreds of D.C. parents with children in traditional elementary schools yank them out of the system before they can reach their neighborhood middle schools, preferring to hunt for other educational options.City records show that more sixth- and seventh-graders now enroll in charter schoo
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Why caps and gowns at graduation? Let’s go back 900 years.

It’s pretty clear why preschoolers and kindergartners wear caps and gowns at their “graduation” ceremonies.Adults think it is cute to see little kids parade around like grown-ups and don’t mind spending the money to buy one of the various sets available at one of the companies that sell them
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As Trump prepared for Riyadh visit, Saudis blocked U.S. on terrorist sanctions

Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich kingdom touted by President Trump as a key ally in the fight against the Islamic State, has helped block a Trump administration proposal to impose sanctions against a Saudi branch of the terrorist group, documents show. The plan to add the Islamic State’s Saudi affiliate
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