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Thursday, April 27, 2017          

Historic Referendum In Turkey Grants More Power To President

From: NPR
Readability Score: 12.7
         
Wednesday, April 26, 2017          

Supreme Court Set to Hear Church-State Case

From: ABC News (AP)
Readability Score: 14.1
         
Tuesday, April 25, 2017          

Mayor Vetoes Bill That Would Raise Baltimore Minimum Wage

From: Baltimore Sun
Readability Score: 11.3
         
Monday, April 24, 2017          

Chicago Public Schools New Graduation Requirement: Acceptance Letter

From: CBS News Local
Readability Score: 13.9
         
Friday, April 21, 2017          

Sculptor of Wall Street’s Bull Wants ’Fearless Girl’ Moved

From: Associated Press
Readability Score: 12.6
         
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Malala Yousafzai Becomes Honourary Canadian

From: Teaching Kids News
Readability Score: 9.7
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

No Ant Left Behind: Warrior Ants Carry Injured ComradesHome

From: KPBS (NPR)
Readability Score: 8.9
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Different View Of The World

From: Teaching Kids News
Readability Score: 9.7
Monday, April 24, 2017

China Out to Rule the World With Influence and Money

From: Times in Plain English
Readability Score: 6.9
Friday, April 21, 2017

Nurse’s Elaborate Dry-Erase Artwork Brings Cheer to His Child Patients

From: ABC News
Readability Score: 9.1
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