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Is Common Core losing the public perception test?

Common Core

The education standards called Common Core have been adopted in more than 40 states, but according to a Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup poll released in August, the majority of Americans oppose them. By the end of 2012, all but a …

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California: All health insurance must cover abortion


Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled. The decision is a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities not to fund elective abortions through …

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Afghan family longs for hope and peace


AFGHANISTAN — Reza appears frail. He hobbles on a wounded leg. Haunted by his family’s past and weighed down by a future full of threats, the young man appears much older than his years. Reza’s father was an intellectual activist …

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MLK’s daughter seeks nonviolent Ferguson response

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. — The youngest child of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leaned toward the 30 students facing her inside the library at Riverview Gardens High School on Tuesday (Aug. 26). Many of them live near the epicenter …

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