Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

SEATTLE — Washington state is losing its independence to decide the best way to spend about $40 million in federal dollars to improve how students perform in its public schools, education officials said Thursday.

Union, United Grain deny agency's allegations

In their long-running contract dispute, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver agree on at least one thing: The National Labor Relations Board's allegations that both sides have engaged in unfair labor practices are off base.

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

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