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Oregon students get bottled water; lead found at 2 schoolsStudents at Portland Public Schools will be drinking bottled water starting this week, after high amounts of lead were found in the tap water at two schools
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Residents in Fort Bend, Austin and Brazoria braced counties for more flooding.
Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents fleeResidents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days
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FILE - In this May 27, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a press conference at the G-7 summit in Shima, central Japan. For months, Abe said he would go ahead with a planned sales tax next year, even as rumors swirled that he was having second thoughts as a parliamentary election loomed. The rumors appear to be right. Japanese media reports say that Abe will announce Wednesday, June 1, 2016, his intention to delay the increase from 8 to 10 percent until 2019.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
In his words: How Japan's Abe's comments on tax hike evolvedFor months, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he would go ahead with a planned sales tax next year, even as rumors swirled that he was having second thoughts as a parliamentary election loomed
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In this Tuesday, May 31, 2016 photo, a staff member works in the workshop of an optical fiber and cable manufacturing company in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's factory activity was feeble last month, according to two surveys released Wednesday, June 1, 2016, indicating that official efforts to reverse a downturn in the world's second-biggest economy are struggling. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT
Chinese manufacturing surveys show lingering weaknessChina's factory activity was feeble last month, according to two surveys released Wednesday, indicating that official efforts to reverse the downturn in the world's second-biggest economy are struggling
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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story throws to first base to put out Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Rockies tie franchise record with 7 homers, beat Reds 17-4Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each hit two of Colorado's team record-tying seven homers, powering the Rockies to a 17-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night
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Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, speaks during a news conference, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Cincinnati. A gorilla named Harambe was killed by a special zoo response team on Saturday after a  4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and it was concluded his life was in danger. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Cincinnati's pioneering gorilla exhibit now common in zoosThe Cincinnati Zoo will look at whether it needs to reinforce barriers around its gorilla exhibit even though it considers it to be safe
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, and House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, hold a press conference outside Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office after a leaders meeting on the final day of the spring legislative session at the state Capitol, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
Illinois looks poised to enter 2nd year without budgetIllinois lawmakers failed to agree on a budget for the second straight legislative year Tuesday
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FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, as the market comes off its best week since early March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Asian stock markets uneven on soft China manufacturing dataAsian stock markets were uneven after mixed reports on China's manufacturing activity indicated lingering weaknesses in the economy and U.S. consumer confidence dropped
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks in Las Vegas. Billionaire Adelson's casino company is settling a long-running lawsuit with the former head of its Chinese arm. Sands China said Wednesday, June 1, 2016, that both sides “reached a comprehensive and confidential settlement” with Steven Jacobs, the company’s former CEO. Jacobs’ wrongful termination case against Adelson and Sands China’s parent, Las Vegas Sands Corp., had threatened to air boardroom decisions about how the company developed its lucrative interests in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Adelson settles lawsuit with ex-head of China casino unitBillionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is settling a long-running lawsuit with the former head of its Chinese arm
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  • What Teachers Don't Want You to Learn: New at Reason

    Brian Davison had to go to court to pry loose state data about student performance in the public schools. Now teachers are going to court to keep him from sharing it. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Mon, May 30 2016 @ 12:22 PM
  • Race, disability significant factors in Va. school suspensions

    Virginia school systems have seen suspension rates level off after years of declines, according to a recent report from JustChildren based in Charlottesville. JustChildren researches school suspensions and expulsions and their effects on children later entering the justice system as youths or adults. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, May 29 2016 @ 03:31 PM
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