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Dollarway schools up for return to self-rule

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 5:47 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Education is calling for the state-controlled Dollarway School District in Jefferson County to be returned to the management of a locally elected school board.

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Russia uses poll results to push talk

Pro-Russian gunmen and activists react while listening to a speaker as they declare independence for the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine on Monday, May 12, 2014. Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions following their contentious referendum ballot. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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Captors say video shows Nigerian girls

Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman,left, Director General, National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, centre, Frank Mba National police spokesman, right, attend a press conference on the abducted school girls in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, May 12, 2014. A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters. A new video from Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram terrorist network received Monday purports to show some of the girls and young women chanting Quranic verses in Arabic. The barefoot girls look frightened and sad and sit huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils. Some Christians among them say they have converted to Islam. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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