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California may ban schools from suspending students for 'willful defiance'

State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-9th Dist.), has said: “Under this highly subjective category, students are sent to an empty home, with no supervision, and denied valuable instructional time for anything from failing to turn in homework, not paying attention, or refusing to follow directions, taking off a coat or hat, or swearing in class.”

Supporters say the category of willful defiance is used to disproportionately punish minority students. Other offenses such as violence would still be punishable by suspension.

The bill was approved by the Senate and moves to the Assembly next.

What do you think?

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

On Thursday, the company debuts its Intelligent Retail Lab in New York – cameras and sensors will monitor the store and spot spills, track when shelves need restocking, and know when they're almost out of shopping carts.

A Texas principal is making headlines for requiring parents to follow a dress code when coming to school with their kids. Do you agree? What should be in it?
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A Texas principal is making headlines for requiring parents to follow a dress code when coming to school with their kids. Do you agree? What should be in it?

You can read more on the story here. What do you think?

The firm says that despite a smoking ban, some of its workers smoked on site. They say since the fire started inside the building not out, it could not have been a cigarette butt that started the fire.

ANALYSIS: Random stories off the internet now called “news”
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ANALYSIS: Random stories off the internet now called “news”

Fox News published a sensational story, originally from The Sun, about a pregnant bridesmaid who says the bride told her to have an abortion, saying the wedding would be difficult.

Only problem? The Fox News report was based on a story posted in a "Facebook wedding shaming group." None of the people are actually named. We have no idea if she's even telling the truth. Stories written by random strangers on the internet now get to be news.

The doctors say they will strike indefinitely if health workers are attacked again. They want the government to provide greater security for the Ebola response.

Update: When asked, police said they could not rule out domestic terrorism or any other motive yet. The FBI is currently assisting in the investigation.

A 13-year-old boy and seven others were taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after the crash near a shopping center in Sunnyvale, about an hour south of San Francisco.

The Mercury News is reporting the the a witness claims the driver mumbled “Jesus, I love you,” as he exited the vehicle. They also report the car was registered to Isaiah J. Peoples of Sunnyvale, CA.

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