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FILE - In a Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, Willie Mays, right, applauds NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, after she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

‘Hidden Figures’ NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson has Died

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — NASA says pioneering black mathematician Katherine Johnson has died. The West Virginia native worked on NASA’s early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about black female aerospace workers. In a Monday morning tweet, the space agency said it celebrates her 101 years of life and her legacy… Read More

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West Virginia Reading, Math Scores Below National Average

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia fourth-grade students showed drops in math and reading scores on the latest Nation’s Report Card and remained below the national average. Results released Wednesday on the National Assessment of Educational Progress show fourth-graders in the state scored nine points below the national average math score and six points below… Read More