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9 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Michigan charter schools succeeding just fine, thanks

There's still time to see the digitally restored version of 1964's 'A Hard Day's Night' on the big... Seventh-graders solve math problems during a group study session at Detroit Merit Charter Academy in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Detroit, MI, Brimley, MI, Opinion

Yesterday | KQED

Crowdfunding App Brings New Patrons to the Arts

Patreon cofounder Jack Conte works in the living room of a Noe Valley apartment that served as the company's headquarters for eight months.

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Related Topix: Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA), Pomplamoose, Bernal Heights (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

New Media Journal

The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Cal State Fresno, Hillsdale College, Immigration Reform, Prison

Indybay.org

Other Voices: Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

June 1964. Over 1,000 volunteers head to Mississippi to register black voters. By August, 4 people were dead, 80 beaten, 1,000 arrested, 67 churches, homes and businesses burned or bombed.

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Cape Cod Times

NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, UC Los Angeles, Harvard University, Brodhead, KY

Stanford

David Halliburton, Stanford professor emeritus of English and founder ...

David Garland Halliburton, professor emeritus of English, died June 2 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Parkinson's Disease, Health, Princeton University, University of Chicago

MassLive.com

Editorial: It's time to lift the cap on charter schools in cities that need them

The Center for School Reform has released a report on the cost of charter schools for the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, a non-partisan think tank that favors lean, accountable government.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Holyoke, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Opinion

The Briarcliff Daily Voice

Scarborough's Christina Huchro Graduates From Convent Of The Sacred Heart

Hammonds and Huchro were co-valedictorians. Both young women graduated with high honors and were named to the Cum Laude Society in their senior year.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Science Daily

Uncertainty gives scientists new confidence in search for novel materials

Scientists have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for industry, electronics, energy, drug design and a host of other applications.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

BroadwayWorld.com

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive to Host Guest Teachers, Including Unity Phelan, 7/18

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program will be hosting several guest teachers this year, including New York City Ballet dancer Unity Phelan .

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Barnard College

Wall Street Journal

Partisan Divide Over Fed on Display as Congressional Panel Considers Bill

The polarization of American politics now extends to the issue of whether interest rates should be determined by mathematical formulas.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Democrat, Maxine Waters, Ben Bernanke

WFAA-TV Dallas

Military tanks to be auctioned in California

JULY 09: A visitor looks at a display of tanks and military vehicles during a preview of Auction America's Littlefield Collection auction on July 9, 2014 in Portola Valley, California.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Portola Valley, CA, History in the News

The Modesto Bee

Rowland: Off the Wall fundraiser to put art on the walls

The volunteer group Murals in Mo'town is working on funding for its second city mural.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Painting, Arts, Theater, Turlock, CA

Phillymag.com

Why America Is Obese: We're Not Exercising Enough, Study Says

A new study by Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that America's obesity epidemic might be more influenced by a lack of exercise than excess calorie consumption, the LA Times reports .

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

Yahoo!

The new HUD secretary that may one day be VP

A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday approved San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, clearing the way for a final vote in the full Senate.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas

Examiner.com

Obesity linked to not enough exercise

The Los Angeles Times has reported that obesity is linked to lack of exercise. A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Fourth neurosurgeon to join FirstHealth practice12:26 am | 0

He had always known his career path would take him toward surgery, but he hadn't decided on a specialty.

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Related Topix: Pinehurst, NC, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

US News & World Report

Activists Take Teacher Tenure Battle to More States

Groups in other states are beginning to mimic a California lawsuit that succeeded in declaring the state's teacher tenure laws unconstitutional.

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Bangor Daily News

Senate confirms former Colby president as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. William "Bro" Adams, who served as president of Colby College from 2000 until he retired in June, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Related Topix: Colby College, Falmouth, ME, Colorado College, Santa Clara University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Sunherald.com

Senate confirms Castro as HUD secretary

Castro, 39, is seen as a rising Democratic party star. He was the keynote speaker at the party's 2012 national convention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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