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At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education
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At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks during the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)While images are projected on the wall, journalist Folly Ba Thibaut speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone, speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Angelique Kidjo performs during the Transforming Education Summit...
Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired
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Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired

FILE - A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. The House has passed legislation on a party-line vote that aims to make it harder for future presidents to interfere in the once-a-decade headcount that determines political power and federal funding. The bill is a Democrat-led response to the Trump's administration's failed efforts to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press Some census takers who falsified information during the 2020 count didn't have their work redone fully, weren't fired in a timely manner and in some cases even received bonuses, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's watchdog group. The findings released Friday by ...
How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic
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How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic

FILE - Students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus on May 10, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, announced in Aug. 2022, could lift crushing debt burdens from millions of borrowers. However, the tax man may demand a cut of the relief in some states, as some states tax forgiven debt as income. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) By ADRIANA MORGAAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive student loan debt, many borrowers who kept making payments during the pandemic wondered if they'd made the right choice. Borrowers who paid down their debt during a pandemic freeze that started in March 2020 can in fact get a refund — and then apply for forgiveness – but th...
US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker
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US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker

This undated photo provided to The AP shows Mark Frerichs, a U.S. veteran and civilian contractor held more than 2 years in Afghanistan by the Taliban. Frerichs family says he has been freed by the Taliban. Frerichs’ release appears to have been part of a swap and came as an imprisoned Taliban drug lord also said on Monday he had been freed from American custody. (Charlene Cakora via AP)CORRECTS THAT BASHIR NOORZAI WAS RELEASED FROM AN AMERICAN PRISON NOT GUANTANAMO BAY - Bashir Noorzai, prison, speaks during his release ceremony, at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Noorzai, a notorious drug lord and member of the Taliban, told reporters in Kabul on Monday that he spent 17 years and six months in a U.S. prison. Taliban-appointed Foreign Minister A...
US asks appeals court to lift judge’s Mar-a-Lago probe hold
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US asks appeals court to lift judge’s Mar-a-Lago probe hold

Pages from the Justice Department's motion to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta are photographed Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The Justice Department asked the federal appeals court to lift a judge's order that temporarily barred it from reviewing a batch of classified documents seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home last month. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)FILE - An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 31, 2022. A federal judge has appointed Raymond Dearie, a veteran New York jurist to serve as an independent arbiter and review records seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's home last month. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)A page from the Justice Department's motion to the 1...
US traffic deaths dip in Q2 but still high as pandemic eases
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US traffic deaths dip in Q2 but still high as pandemic eases

FILE - Emergency crews work the scene of a fatal crash in Campbell County, Ky., Jan. 25, 2020. The number of people killed on U.S. roadways continued to rise in the first half of 2022, but the government’s highway safety agency says they declined from April through June. Still, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called highway deaths a national crisis. The agency said Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 that early estimates show that 20,175 people died in crashes from January through June, an increase of 0.5% over the same period last year. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) By TOM KRISHER and HOPE YENAssociate...
Murphy’s 59-yard OT fumble return fuels Cards’ win over Vegas
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Murphy’s 59-yard OT fumble return fuels Cards’ win over Vegas

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., left, picks up a fumble and returns it for the winning touchdown during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (7) picks up a fumble and returns it for the game-winning touchdown during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. Arizona won 29-23. (AP Photo/David Becker)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (7) runs back for the winning touchdown after a fumble recovery during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17...
Kentucky school shooter imprisoned 25 years seeks parole
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Kentucky school shooter imprisoned 25 years seeks parole

FILE - Heath High School shooting suspect Michael Carneal is escorted out of the McCracken County Courthouse after his arraignment in Paducah, Ky., Jan. 15, 1998. Carneal was accused of opening fire inside a Kentucky high school, killing three classmates and wounding five others Dec. 1, 1997. In the quarter century that has passed, school shootings have become a depressingly regular occurrence in the U.S. Carneal's parole hearing in September 2022 raises questions about the appropriate punishment for children who commit heinous crimes. Even if they can be rehabilitated, many wonder if it is fair to the victims for them to be released. (Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal via AP)FILE - A Heath High School student screams at seeing the scene of a shooting at the school where fellow student Micha...
62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones
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62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits his fifty eighth homerun during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kenny Yoo)St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols hits a foul ball during the seventh inning in the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) By NOAH TRISTERAP Baseball Writer Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols could make this a milestone week for home runs. Judge hit two more Sunday, raising his season total to 59, two shy of Roger Maris' American League record. Now the slugger returns to Yankee Stadium, where New York plays its next six games. Pujols, meanwhile, is somewhat improbably closing in on the ...
Arizona Legislature won’t defend law limiting police filming
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Arizona Legislature won’t defend law limiting police filming

FILE - A pedestrian photographs a U.S. National Guardsman as he patrols Hollywood Blvd., May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law that has been blocked by a federal judge that limits up-close filming of police, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)FILE - Phoenix Police officers watch protesters rally on June 2, 2020, in Phoenix during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law that has been blocked by a federal judge that limits up-close filming of police, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) By BOB ...