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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:09

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:07

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:03

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Mon, 2014-07-28 11:43

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

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Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Mon, 2014-07-28 11:41

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.

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Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:26

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

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FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:18

A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.

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Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties

Mon, 2014-07-28 09:59

A U.S. company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

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Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

Mon, 2014-07-28 09:46

Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.

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It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas

Mon, 2014-07-28 09:37

Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.

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To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

Mon, 2014-07-28 09:19

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.

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With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

Mon, 2014-07-28 08:41

The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.

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Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Mon, 2014-07-28 08:19

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

Mon, 2014-07-28 06:52

The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.

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Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

Mon, 2014-07-28 06:26

The deal will unite two of the United States' biggest discount stores. Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 for each share of Family Dollar and said it would run the company as a separate brand.

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For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

Mon, 2014-07-28 06:08

The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

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How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

Mon, 2014-07-28 05:20

Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: The rapid decline of fish and fauna.

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Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

Mon, 2014-07-28 05:03

The crew — made up of Dutch and Australian experts — were headed toward the debris field when they heard explosions.

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Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal Intended To Fix VA System

Mon, 2014-07-28 03:42

The package would overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide extra funding to hire more doctors and nurses. Lawmakers unveiled the plan on Monday.

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Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today

Mon, 2014-07-28 02:55

Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.

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