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Budget battle, possible government shutdown loom after Labor Day

“There are very few days left on the agenda to try to avoid a government shutdown,” says Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., a member of the House Budget Committee.

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3 to be sentenced for rock throwing that injured teacher

Three young men will soon learn their sentences for a rock-throwing incident last year that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio schoolteacher.

Migrants flood Budapest rail station

Migrants poured into Budapest’s Keleti train station as police ended their blockade, but there were no trains running to Western Europe, the goal of many of the migrants. (Photos)

Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do

The report creates a portrait of poor community-police relations, ineffective communication among more than 50 law enforcement agencies, military-style tactics and police orders that infringed on First Amendment rights.

Skateboard artists run riot in D.C.

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SAT scores slip slightly; more students take test

Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years, the College Board says.

Fed workers encouraged to work from home

The acting director of the Office of Personnel Management asked agencies to let their employees telecommute as a way of avoiding crowds, traffic and increased security.

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