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Former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet is upbeat as she addresses her supporters while conceding to LaToya Cantrell in the New Orleans mayoral race at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.    (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayorIt's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council
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Pieces of once-mighty NY bridge get new life in rural townsPieces of the once-mighty Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City will soon find new life spanning streams along sleepy country roads
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In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, students participate in a performing arts class at Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson, Nev. Standardized tests are a given in public schools, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. Schools in Nevada's voucher-like program for low-income families are required to begin submitting test results next year and Nevada is trying figuring out what to do with that information(AP Photo/John Locher)
Testing required at private schools in Nevada choice programStandardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in a budding school-choice program, and the state is trying to figure out what to do with that soon-to-be publicly reported information
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Some firsts among 32 US students picked as Rhodes scholarsThe latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.
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List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1996 file photo, Rev. Jesse Jackson waits while his son, Jesse Jackson Jr., introduces him to delegates at the United Center in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Jesse Jackson's decades in public eye shaped by many rolesJesse Jackson, who has disclosed he has Parkinson's disease, has been an activist, a presidential candidate and a guiding force in the civil rights movement in a public life that's spanned more than 50 years
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Uber Driver Tapes Drink-Fueled Rant, Dallas Prosecutor Is FiredA Texas Uber driver says he was threatened and insulted by an intoxicated Dallas prosecutor while taking her home, and she's now lost her job with the DA's office, per the Washington Post . Shaun Platt, 26, tells ABC News that while transporting 32-year-old Jody Warner home from a pub Friday...
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Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him
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Some Massachusetts towns going to pot, after allA growing number of Massachusetts communities are opting to leave their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses
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Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fearTrader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., speaks during a legislative summit featuring Nebraska's elected Congressional and House officials, in Ashland, Neb. Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, Nov. 18, 2017, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse tells Iowa conservatives that Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect the party in next year's elections
The Associated Press10 hours ago
LaToya Cantrell celebrates her victory in the New Orleans mayoral election during her election party at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in New Orleans. Cantrell, a City Council member who gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, was the victor Saturday night in an election that will make her the first woman mayor in New Orleans' history. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
The Latest: Cantrell wins race for mayor in New OrleansIt's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council
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