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The courage of teachers

Each day more than 55 million students attend the country's 130,000 schools. Each day, parents and guardians entrust some 7 million teachers with the education of our children.

House passes late term abortion ban

 The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a GOP-sponsored bill banning so- called "late term abortions" -- procedures for women who are beyond 20 weeks into their pregnancy. The vote was 228-196, mostly along party lines.

Obama calls for reducing U.S., Russian nuclear stockpiles

President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry extends drought emergency in most of state

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a drought emergency in more than 200 counties throughout the state, authorizing "all necessary measures" be implemented to aid response efforts.

By the Numbers: Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery. Many African-Americans mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gathering with family and friends.

Blaze blamed on campfire roars near Yosemite

A campfire left untended sparked a blaze near Yosemite National Park that is threatening hundreds of homeowners -- but firefighters are starting to get a handle on it.

Police: Ohio day-care operator drugged pancakes to make children sleep

Getting children to take a nap can be hard. Getting them to eat pancakes is not nearly as difficult.

Tornado hits Denver airport, but no damage reported

The funnel cloud approached Denver International Airport from the south, not unlike a commercial airliner. But thankfully, the tornado hit right between the two runways on the airport's east side and did not cause any damage.

Filmmaker asserts new evidence on crash of TWA Flight 800

An unreleased documentary on the 1996 TWA Flight 800 explosion offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," its co-producer said Wednesday.

UPDATE: Arrest made in death of Shreveport toddler

An arrest has been made in connection with the investigation into the death of a Shreveport toddler.