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Schools face teacher shortages after years of cuts

After years of recession-related layoffs and hiring freezes, school systems across the United States are in urgent need of more qualified teachers.


GOP leaders’ complex fight to avoid federal shutdown

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill say there'll be no government shutdown this year. But with Congress, it's never easy.


Gas prices down 27 cents

Further price drops are likely if crude oil prices don't skyrocket, because the Sept. 15 change to winter grade gasoline comes with a cost cut in much of the country.


White House to announce steps to ease access to student aid

Among the measures Obama will announce in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday will be allowing aspiring college students and their families to apply earlier under the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.


Kentucky clerk won’t authorize, or block, marriage licenses

The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples returns to work, with supporters and critics alike wondering whether she will soon be back before a judge.


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