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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning. Here, we round up the best in

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Did You Know it’s National Dog Day?

Neither did we.  National Dog Day was created by the Animal Miracle Network, and it's celebrated every year on August 26th to acknowledge family dogs, and dogs that work selflessly every day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.

It also works to focus public attention on the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year.

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School Staff Mocks Perry with Rendition of Hee-Haw Song

They've tried letters, emails, and lobbyists. But this month, a north Texas school superintendent and his administrators found another way to  express their feelings about state budget cuts and standardized testing.

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Longview Area Leads State in Job Growth

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M has released a report showing the Longview metro area of Gregg, Rusk and Upshur counties posted a 4.2 percent rate of employment growth for the period of June 2010 through this June.  That's the highest rate in the state.

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Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unveiled on Washington Mall

Locals joined the tourists in Washington D.C. Monday for the unveiling of a towering granite sculpture of the charismatic leader of the American civil rights movement.

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Should Schools Treat Misbehaving Kids Like Criminals?

Texas has a reputation for being tough on criminals.  It's known around the world for having the busiest "Death Row" in the United States.  Now, for better or worse, Texas is also known for treating young school children like criminals.

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More South Dakota Schools Go to 4-Day Week to Cut Costs

The "four day week" is a growing trend in many school districts in a number of states around the country.  Several small school districts in South Dakota are the latest to shorten the school week to save money.

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Perfectly Preserved Baby Mammoth Found in Arctic Ice in Siberia

A man herding reindeer in Russia's Arctic region found the perfectly-preserved, 40,000-year-old body of a baby woolly mammoth.

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