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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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Read the Leg. Auditor’s report on Hoffner firing 23.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Here's the document behind the story.
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In The Big Easy, Food Vendors Create A Little Honduras 20.10.2014 NPR News
Thanks to a quirk of history, New Orleans has long had a Honduran population, but it exploded post-Katrina. Nearly a decade later, Hondurans have created a vibrant, if underground, culinary community.
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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune 13.10.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.
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Bill Clinton plays savior in Arkansas 6.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Bill Clinton and James Lee Witt were walking through the kitchen at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs during a recent fundraiser when cooks and servers rushed to shake the former president's hand.
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The club Julia Pierson is joining: Life after a Washington scandal 6.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics

It may be lonely at the top, but there’s no shortage of company among the fallen.

In that respect, the society that former Secret Service director Julia Pierson just joined is as long as it is elite. Its members have faced the kind of firing squad that only Washington can bring. The long-faced testimony before Congress. The lambasting by cable news pundits. And of course, the eventual, reluctant resignation.

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