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More funding, higher taxes needed for schools

A group of Montgomery County leaders marked the first day of the new school year Monday by highlighting record-high enrollment and calling for more funding for Maryland’s largest school system.

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An Atlanta police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria 'destroyed'

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