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FILE – In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Bill Lager, center, co-founder of Ohio's largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow or ECOT, speaks to hundreds of supporters during a rally outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The virtual school could lose its required sponsor and abruptly close in early 2018, although ECOT has said it's working to remain open. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, is the school's deadline to send a proposed remedy to the sponsor, Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth, File)
Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for studentsOne of the nation's largest online charter schools is closing abruptly halfway through the academic year
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Anthony Allen Shore. Shore, a Houston-area sex offender who was convicted of killing a young woman and confessed to three more strangling deaths, is set for lethal injection in Texas on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in what would be the first U.S. execution of 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 stranglingA man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique has become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.
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NCAA President Mark Emmert presents the NCAA President's Pat Summitt Award to Julie Soriero, athletics director at MIT, during the NCAA Convention, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketballNCAA President Mark Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
EPA official speaks on risk of climate change to toxic sitesA top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change
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Russia's Maria Sharapova signs autographs after defeating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to ChinaThe WTA has signed a 10-year deal to move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China, in 2019. The prize money will double from $7 million to $14 million.
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A congressional committee has released a transcript of a private interview with Simpson, the co-founder of the political opposition research firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations involving President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Transcript: Trump dossier focused on "opaque" business dealsA congressional committee has released a transcript of a private interview with the co-founder of the political opposition research firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations involving President Donald Trump's ties to Russia
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Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw mapsThe U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo, a woman looks out from the lobby next to the logo displayed on the IBM Building in New York. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, IBM Corp. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
IBM reports first revenue growth since 2012IBM has reported its first quarter of revenue growth since 2012 as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence
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Two unification flags are displayed wishing for reunification of the two Koreas on the wire fence at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South KoreaAthletes from both Koreas marching behind one flag was an emotional moment at 2000 Olympics, but the plan to do so again isn't generating much enthusiasm among South Koreans for Games in their own country
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrates Mass at Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in ChileIt was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis as he celebrates the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight to northern Chile
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Romane Petit, center, and other protestors sit on a downtown street as they march in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for immigrants, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delaysCommunity leaders and activists say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. under a temporary protected status will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering them
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New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty faces reporters following an NFL football practice, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots are to host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship Sunday in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
All eyes on Brady as he misses practice with hand injuryBrady misses practice with hand injury, postpones news conference as speculation swirls
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