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Police arrested about a dozen antiwar protesters blocking the entrance to the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington Monday in one of a number of nationwide acts of civil disobedience planned on the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq.

The National Archives said it will make public a record of Hillary Rodham Clinton's activities as first lady. Not releasing the material had become an issue in the presidential campaign. Some 11,000 pages of daily schedules will be available at President Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., as well as online.

Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced a plan Tuesday in St. Paul, Minn., to incorporate greater flexibility into the No Child Left Behind law, which is up for renewal. The administration's latest response to criticism of the law would allow a select group of up to 10 states to dispense different sanctions based on the degree to which they miss annual progress goals. Spellings called for educational "triage" for the neediest students.


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