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Driver Saves Busload of Kids in Indiana Tornado

But loses three relatives of her own

(Newser) - An Indiana bus driver saved the lives of more than a dozen schoolkids even as her own home was ripped off its foundation by a tornado. Terry Kleopfer, who has worked as a driver for 23 years, recognized warning signs as she was carting a busload of children Friday afternoon.... More »

Ala. County to File Biggest Municipal Bankruptcy

Birmingham's Jefferson County deep in the red

(Newser) - Jefferson County is Alabama's most populous county, the home of Birmingham, and now destined to be the answer to a dubious trivia question: County commissioners today voted to file the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history, reports the Birmingham News . The $4.1 billion bankruptcy stems from $3.14... More »

Math Teacher's Bad Lesson: How to Shoot Obama

He was teaching them about angles

(Newser) - Remember word problems? Those cute math class constructions where you learn a skill through real-world examples? Well an Alabama geometry teacher got a little too real for the Secret Service, when he used the hypothetical assassination of Barack Obama to teach his high school students about angles. “He said,... More »

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