SEATTLE (AP) — President Obama is expected today to sign a new U.S. education law co-written by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Murray says the law will benefit her home state by lifting the punishment the federal government has held over Washington's public schools for the past year. The new measure would eliminate the need for Washington state to regain its waiver over the regulation of No Child Left Behind. It will return control of about $40 million in federal dollars to local school officials.

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