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The most segregated schools may not be in the states you'd expect
Progress has been made, but the nation has been slipping, according to a new report analyzing government data from UCLA's Civil Rights Project. And the states where segregation is most prevalent today are not the ones where it reached its boiling point in the 1950s and 1960s.
West Virginia teen beats state delegate in GOP primary
Saira Blair will graduate from a West Virginia high school later this month. She posts photos of her smoothie habit on Instagram, volunteers at the Martinsburg veterans hospital and helps raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She will not be eligible to vote until July. But on Tuesday, she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office.
Filmmakers to farmers seek drone bonanza by influencing D.C.
Drone aircraft photography won an Academy Award this year for technical achievement and is increasingly beckoning Hollywood studios seeking dramatic aerial footage at low cost. There's just one holdup: it's illegal in the U.S.
Social media sting returns stolen dogs to owner
A sting operation launched after two stolen English bulldogs were recognized on a Facebook page led to the arrest of three people near Oklahoma City this week, officials said.
Oklahoma woman confesses to sex with boy, 13
Police in Oklahoma’s Cherokee County arrested a 27-year-old woman this week after they said she confessed to having sex with a 13-year-old boy on multiple occasions.
No need for tablet with curved-screen G Flex by LG
There's a bit of hilarious marketing copy on LG's web page discussing the features of the G Flex -- in describing the smartphone's curved design, it claims that the device "follows the curvature of your face, for an outstanding voice and sound experience by reducing the gap between the microphones and your mouth."
Funny, because I don't see many people smash their phones to the side of their face. I know the crap that my face leaves on a screen, and I don't even wear makeup. And though the G Flex is indeed curved, it's not curved by that much, so voice isn't magically amplified for the other half of a phone conversation.
That being said, much of the site's advertising copy is spot on. The G Flex is a powerful device, with a curved screen and high-powered processor that helps videos and games play like a dream.
AT&T provided a device that I tested out for about 10 days. It's available at AT&T retail stores around Joplin ranging from $299 with a two-year contract to $694.99 without.
Bride dies, groom injured in car crash five days before wedding
An assistant college basketball coach from Georgia was seriously hurt and his fiancee killed when he lost contol of his car and struck a concrete bridge support near Atlanta. They were driving to Mobile, Alabama to get married Saturday.
Tornado strikes towns in Kansas, Oklahoma
A band of tornadoes swept across parts of the South and Midwest Sunday, killing at least 16 people in three states and leaving scores of shattered homes, flipped-over cars and other property damage in its wake, according to CNN.
- SLIDESHOW: Tornado strikes towns in Kansas, Oklahoma A tornado struck Quapaw and Baxter Springs on Sunday evening. Globe photographers recorded the damage and residents sent tornado images.
Pennsylvania won’t take action following Ohio ruling on quakes, fracking
Pennsylvania officials plan no action despite new Ohio rules on drilling that affect a seismically active area near the state line.
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