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3 years 2 months ago

Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to energize school improvement at the local level by giving states the flexibility to opt out of provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The Bush-era education initiative has grown increasingly unpopular as more schools risk being labeled failures. Under...

4 years 4 months ago

Defense Secretary to retire next year

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he plans to leave his job next year. A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates...

4 years 4 months ago

Investigation: Firing AGs was not a crime

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors have concluded their two-year investigation into the Bush administration's firing of U.S. attorneys, and the Justice Department says no charges will be filed. The probe examined whether the Bush administration improperly dismissed nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 as a way to influence investigations. Criticism that...

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