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  • October 2014 Topnotch Teacher: Anthony Cao

    It allows people to escape into their own heads, and provides a way communicate with others in the most natural and beautiful way. This month's Topnotch Teacher knows all about the power of music.

  • September 2014 Topnotch Teacher: Darrin Graham

    This month's Topnotch Teacher changed professions after more than a decade working in the business world. He says he made the switch because he wasn't happy getting up and going to work every day, but he says now he is.

  • August 2014 Topnotch Teacher: Alanya Patterson

    A Verona art teacher says it doesn't matter what it looks like because it's all about the process and putting a piece of yourself into your art.

  • July 2014 Topnotch Teacher: Tom Cook

    The sound of music is alive in Fort Atkinson, and it's all because of Tom Cook.

  • June 2014 Topnotch Teacher: Nichole Von Haden

    A Madison woman is providing a space for students to safely explore their culture, and what's at the core of their being. At the same time, she's teaching them to be an effective positive person in their community and beyond.

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    2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

    A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

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    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

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    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

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    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

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    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

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    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.