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Chinese schools want only 'handsome and healthy' students

International
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/18/13, 02:25 pm

More than a quarter of Chinese children with disabilities don’t get to go to school, while many of those who do are blocked from mainstream institutions or taught by untrained teachers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Tuesday. 

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California school holds memorial for airline crash victims

Religion
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 7/12/13, 09:42 am

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif.—Nearly 300 people packed the sanctuary of West Valley Christian Church and School last night to honor two girls no one in the room had ever met. 

The school was supposed to be the destination for 29 students and five teachers from China’s Jiangshan Middle School. But on Saturday, the plane carrying them from a layover in South Korea to San Francisco crashed on landing, leaving 180 passengers injured, and two of the students, Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, dead.

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Midday Roundup: Deadly fire kills 19 in Arizona

Newsworthy
by Leigh Jones
Posted 7/01/13, 12:35 pm

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