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Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference

The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.

Shrimp and Grits. Photo: Jennifer 8. Lee

Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Sept. 18-21

The Savannah Tribune’s Tanya Milton and the Tourism Leadership Council’s Molly Swagler share their picks for a fun weekend in Savannah and along the coast.

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

Two More NFL Players Placed On 'Exempt List' Over Domestic Violence

The Carolina Panthers placed Greg Hardy on the list over a long-running case and the Cardinals did the same after Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has 'Rare ... Difficult' Cancer

The mayor, who made international news after he admitted to smoking crack, dropped out of the mayoral race last week. Ford's doctor said he was "optimistic."

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

The president said U.S. airstrikes, combined with military expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Initiatives To Welcome Immigrants To Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed says the city of Atlanta will implement recommendations made by the Welcoming America Group.

Georgia Election Board To Move Ahead With Voter Fraud Investigation

The State Election Board had decided to move forward with an investigation into potential voter registration fraud. The board voted unanimously at an emergency meeting Wednesday afternoon to issue an updated subpoena in the case against The New Georgia Project, a non-profit voter registration group. While some have questioned Secretary of State Brian Kemp's motives, he said his office is just following up on complaints from counties around the state. "As an investigative body, this is our duty to look into those complaints and that's where this investigation has gone,” said Kemp.

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