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Jindal suing feds over Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal | AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Jindal suing feds over Common Core

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

Sources: U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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Rick Perry: Taxpayers should be picking up his legal tab

MIDLAND, Texas — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."

Canada's iconic coffee chain, Tim Hortons, and Miami-based Burger King say they will join forces, but will operate as independent brands to form the world's third-largest quick service restaurant company. | AP Photo

10 key facts about corporate inversions

WASHINGTON — Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. Here are 10 facts about corporate inversions, and why you should care.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects the Chonji Lubricant Factory earlier this month. | Getty Images

North Korea fires shot at U.S., the 'graveyard of human rights'

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's government said Wednesday that the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a "graveyard of human rights."

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