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Proposal to Eliminate Graduation Exams

Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) -- Two bills being heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday would eliminate the need to pass statewide tests to earn a high school diploma. The two proposals would both keep the high school tests…

Albertsons to Buy Out Safeway

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway Inc. The companies said Tuesday the deal has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission and should close within five business…

Hope Solo Suspended for 30 Days from US National Team

By ANNE M. PETERSONAP Sports Writer Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women's national team for 30 days. The U.S. Soccer did not specify the reason for the suspension, announced Wednesday night. It follows the arrest of…