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Why Common Core tests fail kids
In a few weeks, the New York State Education Department will begin the second round of Common Core tests. Earlier this spring, thousands of students refused to take the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) exams. In New York, as in states across the country, parents are telling administrators that their children will not sit for exams that pressure teachers to teach to the test and drain school budgets.

N. Korea nuke threat aimed at U.S.?
News reports indicate that North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test, potentially scheduled to coincide with President Obama's visit to South Korea this week.

Maine couple attacked by moose
Bob and Janis Powell faced off with an aggressive moose while on a snowmobile ride. CNN affiliate WMUR has the story.


'Oddball Michigan' highlights state's quirkiest places
There's a crazy mix of things in 'Oddball Michigan: A Guide to 450 Really Strange Places.'

Jerald Horrocks, founder of Horrocks Farm Market, dies at 91
Jerald Horrocks, the founder of Horrocks Farm Market, died April 21 at his home in Ionia. He was 91.

MSU Spring Draft: Connor Cook No. 1 pick, Jalyn Powell is surprise name of the day
The scrimmage statistics and the testimonials of coaches and teammates have suggested good things about Jalyn Powell this spring, but on Wednesday he received a more convincing endorsement – first-pick status in the Michigan State spring draft.

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