What are Multiple Measurement Ratings? Multiple Measurement Ratings, also known as MMR, represents an alternative ranking system that state officials presented to the U.S. Department of Education when they asked to opt out of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in 2011.
Vikings bid to host Super Bowl "We're confident we'll get a Super Bowl in 2018, 2019 or 2020. But we're pushing hard on 2018," team spokesman Lester Bagley said. "We have a great market and great hospitality. And we're also going to have a great stadium."
Tell us: Should kids be playing football? "If 10 percent of mothers come to believe that football is dangerous -- to the point of brain damage, effectively -- that's the end of football as we know it," said "League of Denial" co-author Mark Faunaru-Wada.
Estate tax could also bite the middle-class Many people don't realize the range of assets tax law considers part of an estate, and it could bite middle class Minnesotans who don't feel like millionaires - but in the eyes of the law, could be.
Supreme Court hears another challenge to campaign finance law Three years after the landmark Citizens United decision, the justices will hear a case that could undercut most of the remaining rules that limit big money in politics. Before the court on Tuesday is a challenge to the aggregate limits on contributions to candidates and political parties.
Shutdown voting math fails to add up "There are not the votes in the House to pass a clean CR," House Speaker John Boehner said, referring to a spending bill to end the shutdown that would be devoid of any extraneous language. Why is this significant?
More Minnesota hospitals reduce unnecessary blood transfusions Blood transfusions save lives. If you need one, there's no question you should get one. A growing number of Minnesota hospitals are reducing unnecessary blood transfusions. It's a big change in how some physicians practice medicine and it has led some Minnesota hospitals to tighten their transfusion guidelines.
Supreme Court refuses to hear Medtronic appeal Medtronic was appealing a judgment that a subsidiary violated a patent of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. The patent applied to devices that repair aortic valves without open-heart surgery. Bloomberg News reports the U.S. market for the devices could reach $2.5 billion.
Here's why the navy is holding a terror suspect at sea President Obama doesn't want to send suspects to Guantanamo Bay for military trials. But United States intelligence agencies do want to interrogate Abu Anas al-Libi before he's handed over to a civilian court in the U.S.
Fox anchor apologizes after Obama gaffe A television new anchor apologized for falsely saying that President Barack Obama had offered to pay for the operation of a museum of Muslim culture "out of his own pocket" during the government shutdown.
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