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Over 6,000 school children assembled into a "living" American flag at Fort McHenry, all to celebrate the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner" on Tuesday. (National Park Service)

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Schools might be more successful getting kids to eat well if they schedule recess before lunch instead of after it, a new, limited study found. Kids who ate school lunch after recess ate 54 percent more vegetables. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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District of Columbia ambulances wait for emergency calls outside Howard University Hospital, in Washington, DC., Wednesday, August 7, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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Rich Guse of the College Place, Washington, Fire Department works a wildfire site. (associated press/walla walla union-bulletin)

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Camille Turner, right, teaches radio broadcasting to Mesquite High School ISD students, from left, Michael Holland, Antonio Rodriguez, and Cameron Smith, at KEOM-FM radio station in Mesquite, Texas. Over its 30-year run, KEOM-FM, Mesquite’s school-district-run radio station, has become as much an identifier of the community as its rodeo. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, David Woo) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

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The Ohio mother of an autistic teenage son says she is demanding justice after a group of Bay High School classmates dumped a bucket containing urine and feces over his head as a prank. (Fox 8 Cleveland) ** FILE **

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A lot to learn: Children arrive for an after-school program at a center in Florida. The federal government has released more than 37,000 children in communities across the country who now need to be educated. (Associated Press)

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Jay, shown with his father Jim and mother Kathy, played quarterback at Chamberlain High School in Tampa. (Cliff McBride/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

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From the days he was throwing passes at Buccaneers practice as a youngster, to the records he set in high school, to the Arena League championship trophies he held high above his head, Jay Gruden finally gets his chance to be a head coach in the NFL with the Redskins. (Andrew HARNIK/The Washington Times)

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Students at Sweet Briar College were appalled to find "White Only" and "Colored" signs hanging around a women's dormitory. The school's president issued a gravely worded statement about the incident. (WDBJ 7)

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Officials in Anne Arundel County caught a feral cat that shut down an elementary school last week. (Photo courtesy of Anne Arundel County Public Schools)

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A Texas mother is upset after her 5-year-old son, Malachi, was sent home on his first day of kindergarten because of his long hair. (CBS 7)

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) registers for her ballot during a strike authorization vote at a high school in Chicago in 2012. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pushed through legislation aimed at overhauling the pension fund last year, but organized labor brought a court challenge to stymie that process. (Associated Press)

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Players from Chukyo High School and Sotoku High Schoot doff their caps and bow to each other after completing their epic, 4 day, 50-inning game. Chukyo defeated Sotoku in the top of the 50th in the semifinal game of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament. Photo via Youtube

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Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (16) scores a touchdown past James Madison linebacker Rhakeem Stallings (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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FLORIDA VS. GEORGIA - University of Georgia tailback Herschel Walter (34) gores over the line of the University of Florida as he demonstrates to Tim Groves (20) defensive back for Florida, how he rushed for 238 yards in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 9, 1980. The University of Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Gators of the University of Florida 26-21 at the Gator Bowl. (AP Photo/Stan Badz)

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Guests from the Chinese People's Liberation Army attend a reception at the Central Barracks in Hong Kong on July 31 to celebrate the 87th anniversary of its founding. Some fear the Aug. 25 incident at Huangcang High School could spark backlash. Nothing would pose a worse nightmare for the Communist Party if the PLA once again were to become the enemy of the Chinese people in the public's perception.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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This photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, sows the exterior of Reading Senior High School in Reading, Pa. Reading's Alvernia University is planning to award as many as 20 full-tuition scholarships per year to high school graduates from Reading, one of the nation's poorest cities. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)

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When parents and newly adult children disagree about life choices, experts advise parents to shift to a "consulting" role to maintain the relationship, since other choices (like issuing ultimatums) can result in estrangement. (Illustration by Donna Grethen)

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Jan Palmer, a biology teacher at Central High School in Aberdeen, S.D., top right, leads her Advanced Placement/Rising Scholars biology class through a practice test. (AP Photo/Aberdeen American News, Kevin Bennett, File)