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The days of notebooks, chalkboards and flour sack babies in schools across the country may be ending. Many of today’s schools are incorporating Chromebooks, Smart Boards, and even high-tech infant simulators that are taking the classroom into a highly digitized 21st century.
As tablets, laptops and apps have taken hold with consumers in recent years, they have also gained a steady following within schools.
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An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 157 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.
The death toll could rise further as another 50 people are still being treated at the hospital, said Dr. Nahid Ahmed at the Nishter Hospital in Multan.
Local news channels showed black smoke billowing skyward and scores of burned bodies, as well as rescue officials speeding the injured to hospital and army helicopters ferrying the wounded.
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Senators on both sides of the aisle can agree on at least one thing: rushing a vote on health care would be ill-advised, NBC News reported.
Republican senators unveiled their version of the health bill on Thursday, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he wants to see a vote before the end of this week.
Both Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who each have expressed serious reservations with the bill for very different reasons, said during exclusive interviews on Sunday's "Meet The Press" that rushing a vote before the July 4th recess would be unwise.
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New York state police are searching for two fugitives who are wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder in Tennessee.
Police said Saturday that 24-year-old Jarret Heitmann and 22-year-old Makayla Stilwell have been spotted in Pine Bush, New York, about 85 miles north of New York City.
Police in Sullivan County in Tennessee said Heitmann and Stilwell kidnapped a woman and shot a man in the chest on Tuesday, then fled.
Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.
"Your son is alive," he said.
"Bill Shinker put my son on the phone," Kerrigan said. "He said 'Hi Dad.'"
Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified the body, the Orange County Register reported Friday.
The mix-up began on May 6 when a man was found dead behind a Verizon store in Fountain Valley.
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Six people, including three children, were injured after a car ran into pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center where people were reportedly gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Police said the incident was not believed to be terror-related.
Northumbria Police said they arrested a 42-year-old woman, who remained in police custody. The force said it was not looking for other suspects. They say a full investigation was underway to determine what happened outside Westgate Sports Center in the northern English city of Newcastle on Sunday morning.
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Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.
More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of massive boulders that rained down on Xinmo village in Sichuan province's Mao county early Saturday.
As of Sunday afternoon, only three people — a couple and their month-old baby — had been rescued from the disaster site.
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Data from this month’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that partisan identity significantly affected how Americans viewed the shooting on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last Wednesday.
By a 20 point margin, 52 percent to 32 percent, more Republicans than Democrats called the shooting a result of political rhetoric. A majority of Democrats — 55 percent — called it an isolated incident, while 37 percent of Republicans said the same.
The public overall was closely divided. Forty-one percent cited political rhetoric, while 46 percent said the shooting was an isolated case.
The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted June 17-20 of 900 adults — including more than 400 by cell phone — and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points.
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The Pink Triangle may be a byproduct of the Holocaust, but San Francisco on Saturday will light up its iconic installation with 150 rainbow-colored kisses, effectively turning its symbolism on its head.
“We’ve totally flipped the meaning of the Pink Triangle – it’s about love and not death,” said co-founder Patrick Carney.
Obscura Digital, known for projecting lights on the Conservatory of Flowers for Summer of Love and on the Empire State Building to raise awareness about animal extinction, will help give San Francisco’s beloved homage to the LGBTQ community a real smacker during Pride 2017.
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Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."
Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Some refused to leave their high-rise apartments. Scores of evacuees slept on inflatable beds in a gym while officials sought better accommodations for them.
Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said it decided to evacuate four blocks in north London's Chalcots Estate late Friday after fire inspectors uncovered problems with "gas insulation and door stops," which, combined with the presence of flammable cladding encasing the buildings, meant residents had to leave immediately.
A plane carrying two people crashed into a day care building in Fort Myers, Florida, and killed one of the passengers, police said.
A Piper PA-28 aircraft went down during an attempted takeoff at Page Field, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday morning at Chico's Early Education Center campus, directly across from the Metro Commerce Center along Metro Parkway.
British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."
A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email access for members has been disabled in order to protect the network from hackers.
Chicken bites intended for toddlers are being recalled from stores nationwide after bones were found, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a statement Saturday.
More than 54,000 pounds of chicken bites of California-based Overhill Farms are being recalled for the potential threat. There are no reports of illness or injury, but it is Class I recall with a "high" health risk.
A Washington, D.C., council member is asking for the U.S. Park Police to clarify why teenagers were handcuffed on Thursday for selling bottled water on the National Mall.
According to Sgt. Anna Rose of the U.S. Park Police, shortly after 5 p.m., officers detained the three teens at 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, Northwest, for illegally vending.
A witness took photos of the three teens -- all of whom are black -- being handcuffed by the plainclothes police officers, which were shared widely on social media.
Traffic searches by highway patrols in Colorado and Washington dropped by nearly half after the two states legalized marijuana in 2012, NBC News reported.
In Colorado, the change occurred gradually, with searches dropping initially by 30 percent, and then flatting out to a more than 50-percent drop within a year.
In Washington, there was a drop of more than 50 percent in searches within three months of legalization. The search rate remained low thereafter.
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