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In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, fifth-grade student Ashlynn De Filippis, left, works math problems on the DreamBox system as teacher Heather Dalton, center rear, works with other students in class at Charles Barnum Elementary School in Groton, Conn. A wide array of apps, websites and software used in schools borrow elements from video games to help teachers connect with students living technology-infused lives. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)

Why U.S. classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

- Associated Press

It’s 1 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during the New York Senate debate hosted by WABC-TV, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool, File)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

- Associated Press

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee.

Panthers owner: Team needs contingency plan behind QB Newton

- Associated Press

Panthers owner David Tepper says it's important for the team to have a solid contingency plan in place at quarterback next season given the uncertainty surrounding franchise QB Cam Newton's bothersome right shoulder.

Giants hire pitching analyst to aid with training efforts

Associated Press

The San Francisco Giants have hired pitching analyst Matt Daniels to join the staff of new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, who vowed when hired in November to find a wide array of experts to help the club.

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

- Associated Press

A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered nearly 19 million views on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter - a level of buzz that any brand would covet.

Burger King trolls Trump on Twitter

- Associated Press

Burger King is needling President Donald Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship.

Correction: Met Opera-New Music Director story

Associated Press

In a story Dec. 3 about Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Associated Press, based on information provided by the Metropolitan Opera, erroneously reported Pierre Tourville is Nezet-Seguin's husband. They are partners but not married.