Bill makes students pass citizenship test

Arizona became the first state in the nation to pass legislation requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before they can graduate. The Legislature's action came as several states take up similar measures. The proposal requires high school students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the civics portion of the test new citizens must pass.

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FBI tracking of police shootings proposed

Attorney General Eric Holder said that the federal government needs to improve how it tracks the number of times law enforcement officers across the country are shot at or fire their weapons. To improve trust, he said, local police departments and state agencies should be required to report all shooting incidents to the FBI. The plan would require Congress' approval.


State must validate same-sex marriages

A federal judge ruled that Michigan must validate nearly 300 same-sex marriages, although the decision will not take effect until next month and could be appealed by the state. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled that the state must honor the marriages that were performed last year.


Search for AirAsia victims continues

The crashed AirAsia jet's fuselage will be lifted from the seabed after the search for bodies is no longer effective, officials said. Only 50 of 162 bodies have been recovered from the Dec. 28 crash.

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