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China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

Fri, 2015-01-30 05:26

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Fri, 2015-01-30 04:52

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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As Deadline Passes, The Fate Of ISIS Hostages Is Uncertain

Fri, 2015-01-30 04:30

The Sunni militants had given Jordan until sunset Thursday to release a convicted terrorist. The exchange did not happen.

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True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Fri, 2015-01-30 03:08

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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South Africa Grants Parole To Notorious Apartheid-Era Death Squad Leader

Fri, 2015-01-30 02:56

The country's justice minister said he was ordering the release of Eugene de Kock in the interest of "nation-building and reconciliation." De Kock had been in jail for more than 20 years.

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