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Jindal defends headlining at controversial Christian group's LSU campus prayer rally 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Government bungling, CIA-style 11.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Anyone skeptical about entrusting ambitious tasks to the government was not stunned by the dismal rollout of the Affordable Care Act. It featured technical snafus, cost overruns and false advertising ("If you like your plan, you'll be able to keep it."). Things got so bad that ...
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Best U.S. travel spots for 2015 10.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Think you need a passport to explore high art, exotic beaches and incredible natural wonders around the world? Lonely Planet's
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Civil Disobedience Is an Act of Love: An Interview With Tim DeChristopher 8.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Tim DeChristopher. (Photo: Linh Do / Flickr ) On December 19, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tim DeChristopher raised paddle #70 at a Bureau of Land Management auction, bidding against oil and gas companies in the leasing of Utah’s public lands—many of them situated adjacent to cherished Canyonlands National Park. Bidding started at $2 an acre and at first DeChristopher raised his paddle simply to keep the public’s heritage from going so cheaply. Then he started winning leases. When officials realized he was not a legitimate bidder—e.g., he didn’t represent an oil or gas company, nor did he have the means to pay for the leases he had won—the auction erupted into chaos and was stopped. Tim was arrested and eventually found guilty of two felony charges: violation of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act and making false statements—even though the auction he disrupted was subsequently ruled illegal. On July 26, 2011, DeChristopher was sentenced to two years in a federal prison, a $10,000 fine, ...
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Dad: Paul Walker 'had good heart' 30.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
It's been a year since "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker died in a car crash, and his father says not a day goes by that he does not think of him.
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NFL moves Jets-Bills game because of Buffalo blizzard 21.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Buffalo Bills will play the New York Jets somewhere, but it won’t be Sunday night in Buffalo.
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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities? 20.11.2014 NPR News
In New Orleans, nine of ten children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.
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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions 14.11.2014 NPR News
Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.
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The newspaperman who helped save Rushford 13.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Myron J. Schober, 78, has died. Schober was an old-school newspaperman and says the most important words 'I ever did' were these.
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Hilary Swank co-hosts star-studded Thanksgiving TV special to help rescue dogs find homes 12.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Republicans will now taste their bitter harvest 11.11.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations , “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.” In his more sober moments, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), about to achieve his lifelong ambition of becoming Senate majority leader, may wonder whether he, too, has achieved a pyrrhic ...
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Katrina flood victims to get payouts 11.11.2014 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation - albeit small - from a $14 million settlement fund set up to pay for the catastrophic flood....
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Gulf island whole 9 years after Katrina 10.11.2014 AP National
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) -- Nature and a multimillion dollar rock pile built in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill have healed a large barrier island nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina....
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Louisiana Senate race likely to hinge on black vote 5.11.2014 LA Times: Nation
Standing on a street of abandoned lots interrupted by the occasional dilapidated shotgun house, a campaign worker for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu looked down at the list of addresses where she was to knock on doors and assumed there had been a mistake.
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SMSU profs pass no-confidence vote in chancellor 4.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Leaders of the faculty association at Southwest Minnesota State University yesterday joined colleagues at other campuses by passing a vote of no confidence in Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system Chancellor Steven Rosenstone.
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'Furious 7' trailer is out 3.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Universal Pictures debuts trailer for "Furious 7," the next installment in "Fast and Furious" franchise.
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This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach For America 2.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Wiping chalkboard via Shutterstock)An internal memo reveals how TFA’s obsessive PR game covers up its lack of results in order to justify greater expansion. Last year, Wendy Heller Chovnick, a former Teach For America manager, spoke out against her former organization in The Washington Post , decrying its “inability and unwillingness to honestly address valid criticism.” In recent years, such criticism has centered on Teach For America’s intimate involvement in the education privatization movement and its five-week training, two-year teaching model, which critics claim offers recruits a transformative résumé-boosting experience but burdens schools with disruptive turnover cycles. In the interview, Chovnick referenced the extent to which Teach For America manufactured its public image, explaining, “Instead of engaging in real conversations with critics, and even supporters, about the weaknesses of Teach For America and where it falls short, Teach For America seemed to put a positive spin on ...
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This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America 2.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Wiping chalkboard via Shutterstock)An internal memo reveals how TFA’s obsessive PR game covers up its lack of results in order to justify greater expansion. Last year, Wendy Heller Chovnick, a former Teach For America manager, spoke out against her former organization in The Washington Post , decrying its “inability and unwillingness to honestly address valid criticism.” In recent years, such criticism has centered on Teach For America’s intimate involvement in the education privatization movement and its five-week training, two-year teaching model, which critics claim offers recruits a transformative résumé-boosting experience but burdens schools with disruptive turnover cycles. In the interview, Chovnick referenced the extent to which Teach For America manufactured its public image, explaining, “Instead of engaging in real conversations with critics, and even supporters, about the weaknesses of Teach For America and where it falls short, Teach For America seemed to put a positive spin on ...
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Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race 31.10.2014 AP Politics
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term....
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Democrat Landrieu revisits her brokering of Hurricane Katrina aid in Louisiana's Senate race 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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