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Miami police arrest gunman at Trump golf club

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/18/18, 10:53 am

Police officials in southern Florida on Friday wounded and arrested a man who shouted slurs against President Donald Trump and engaged officers in a gun battle at Trump National Doral Golf Club. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi draped an American flag over a lobby counter at the club and fired shots into the ceiling. Perez said Oddi exchanged gunfire with the four police officers who responded to the incident before he was injured and arrested.

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Choice lessons from national report card

Education | Education reformers say latest student performance report shows benefit of school choice initiatives
by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/18/18, 03:11 pm

Education reform advocates are pointing to the latest national “report card” as evidence more spending and government oversight can’t fix the nation’s public school system.

According to standardized test results released last week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 40 percent of fourth-graders and 33 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in reading and math. Those numbers haven’t changed markedly from two years ago, when students last took the test.

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Judge nixes bid to end trial of Pulse gunman’s widow

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/27/18, 12:05 pm

The widow of the Pulse nightclub gunman failed Monday to convince a federal judge in Florida to drop the charges against her following the revelation that her father-in-law, Seddique Mateen, worked as an FBI informant for 11 years. Noor Salman’s defense attorneys argued the case against her should be thrown out or declared a mistrial since they didn’t know about Mateen’s work with the FBI until Saturday. “It is apparent from the government’s belated disclosure that Ms.

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