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  1. Study Finds Pro-Charter School Arguments Are More ConvincingRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | Switched

    A study from Michigan State University professors Sarah Reckhow and Matt Grossman and University of Rochester Ph.D. student Benjamin C. Evans recently found that the language used by pro-charter school advocates is more effective in advancing their cause than the language used by groups who discourage support of these schools. Researchers surveyed over 1,000 Michigan residents about their views on charter schools in order to glean these results.

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  2. Democratic senators to hold back on Iran sanctionsRead the original story

    39 min ago | GantDaily.com

    Sen. Bob Menendez promised Tuesday to hold off his support for additional sanctions against Iran until after a March deadline. Menendez, the lead Democratic sponsor of the Nuclear Free Iran Act, announced Tuesday during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Iran that he sent a letter to President Barack Obama vowing alongside other Democrats not to support his own sanctions bill until after the initial deadline.

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  3. Seismic activityRead the original story

    39 min ago | Hays Daily News

    Because of the rather dramatic increase in earthquakes registering in Kansas, last year Gov. Sam Brownback assembled a task force to determine what was happening. Other states in the country had been discovering causal links between oil and gas recovery operations and their own earthquakes, so the attention to public safety appeared warranted.

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  4. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence spotlights conservative embrace of MedicaidRead the original story

    39 min ago | GantDaily.com

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is expanding Medicaid - with a few conservative changes he's touting as big reforms to the program. The potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate announced his decision to embrace the Medicaid expansion included in President Barack Obama's health care law in a speech Tuesday morning.

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  5. Building bills in the LegislatureRead the original story

    39 min ago | Hays Daily News

    While we're waiting for Gov. Sam Brownback to decide just what he wants to do with property tax authority for school districts, there are some less fractious bills being introduced by Kansas legislators as they near the deadline for bills they thought up themselves. While we're waiting for Gov. Sam Brownback to decide just what he wants to do with property tax authority for school districts, there are some less fractious bills being introduced by Kansas legislators as they near the deadline for bills they thought up themselves.

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  6. Georgia man set for execution despite intellectual disability claimRead the original story

    39 min ago | GantDaily.com

    The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to deny clemency in the case of convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill, the board said Tuesday, hours before Hill's scheduled 7 p.m. execution. Despite pleas by human rights groups and legal representatives that have argued that Hill's intellectual disability should make him ineligible for the death penalty, Hill is set to die Tuesday evening by lethal injection at the prison in Jackson, Georgia.

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  7. State Sen. Ken Horn announces staff, opens offices in Saginaw and LansingRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | MLive.com

    The new state senator for Michigan's 32nd Senate District, Frankenmuth Republican Ken Horn, announced Monday, Jan. 26, that he has opened two offices to meet the needs of his constituents. Horn said he will maintain offices in both Lansing and Saginaw, though he said constituents will need to call the Lansing office to coordinate any appointments at the local office in Saginaw.

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  8. Street View maps Old IronsidesRead the original story

    40 min ago | Government Computer News

    The USS Constitution will be headed to dry dock for repairs and restoration in March, but thanks to Google Maps, a 360-degree virtual tour of Old Ironsides is now available. Using Street View technology, Google Maps photographed the ship in fall 2014 to create a virtual experience of touring the 217-year-old warship.

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  9. The 6 billion elephants in Obama's Cuba policy roomRead the original story

    40 min ago | Babalu Blog

    A $6 billion sticking point could create headaches for the U.S.-Cuba talks.Though concerns over human rights, press freedoms and U.S. fugitives living free on the island have dominated debate over the Obama administration's negotiations on restoring diplomatic ties, the Castro regime also still owes Americans that eye-popping sum. The $6 billion figure represents the value of all the assets seized from thousands of U.S. citizens and businesses after the Cuban revolution in 1959.

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  10. Obama: Drone That Landed At The White House Highlights 'Broader Problem'Read the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Switched

    The type of small drone that crashed on the White House grounds on Monday is available at a chain like RadioShack Corp and illustrates the need for more regulation over such new technologies, U.S. President Barack Obama told CNN. In an interview broadcast on Tuesday, Obama said he had asked the Federal Aviation Administration to examine how the United States is managing the influx of flying devices "because the drone that landed in the White House you buy in RadioShack."

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  11. Views on Cuba Held by Two U.S. Secretaries of CommerceRead the original story

    41 min ago | Babalu Blog

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker glorified the Obama/Raul pact during a recent NBC interview. On the day that it was announced on December 17, 2014, she pointed out that she was seated next to the Vice-Premier of China, who turned to her and told her "great, bold move!" May I point out that the Chinese leadership does not have the best interests of the United States in its official pronouncements.

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  12. U.S.-Cuba policy: Myth vs. realityRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Babalu Blog

    In announcing the move to "normalize" relations with the Cuban regime, President Obama referred to U.S. policy as an "outdated approach." This claim was reiterated in his State of the Union address, as if repeating it enough would make it true.

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  13. Conservative - Freedom Caucus' Claims Scalp over Border Bill DelayRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Breitbart.com

    Members of the newly-formed, staunchly conservative House "Freedom Caucus," which just announced its nine founding members, are already claiming credit for blocking an immigration bill that had been scheduled for floor action this week. "The communications were made to the House leadership by our Freedom Caucus last week, and all of the sudden this week you see the bill has been delayed," said Rep. Mo Brooks , a top immigration hawk who was not named as part of the group but nonetheless has been attending its meetings.

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  14. John Boehner Acknowledges GOP 'Stumbles'Read the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Switched

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, whose ranks swelled as a result of last November's elections, have gotten off to a clumsy start this year, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, as legislative initiatives have been derailed by attacks from inside the party. "There have been a couple of stumbles," Boehner told reporters after meeting in a closed session with his rank-and-file.

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  15. Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles' in Congress' opening weeksRead the original story

    41 min ago | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    House Speaker John Boehner acknowledges that there've been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress. Boehner says House Republicans wanted to get off to a fast start this year and so they moved bills quickly.

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  16. cempronRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Sun-Star

    DESPITE the implementation of low tariffs on imported goods, including sugar, this year's prices of locally-produced sugar remain competitive as the Sugar Regulatory Administration sees a... MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle on Monday said the problem on street children and street families can be addressed through a collaborative effort.

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  17. Auschwitz Anniversary: Why Bibi's Speech MattersRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Breitbart.com

    As world leaders-minus President Barack Obama-gather in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, together with a small group of remaining survivors, it is worth considering just how far Jews have come. In the 1940s, Jewish leaders petitioned the Roosevelt administration to bomb the concentration camp, to no avail.

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  18. Ohio's Republican governor says Common Core opponents are just playing politics: Jarvis DeBerryRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | The Times-Picayune

    About 40 people gathered to rally against Common Core at the Louisiana State Capitol on June 14, 2014. Common Core opposition was in vogue in 2014, with everyone from Gov. Bobby Jindal to the St. Tammany Parish School Board speaking out against it.

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  19. Who will benefit from expansion of Indiana's Medicaid alternative?Read the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | The Indianapolis Star

    Who will benefit from expansion of Indiana's Medicaid alternative? As many as 700,000 Hoosiers could sign up over next two years. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1CcMePo WASHINGTON - Indiana will become the 28th state to expand Medicaid, Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday.

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  20. Democrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

    A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March. The decision could halt the march of legislation that would levy more sanctions on Iran if no diplomatic agreement can be reached to prevent Tehran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon.

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