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Keeping Black Men In Front Of The Class

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:14am

Studies show high rates of teacher turnover — especially among minorities. One researcher is trying to figure out why and how schools can reverse the trend.

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Don't Take 'Submission' Lying Down

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 6:03am

Michel Houellebecq's dark satire Submission caused a furore in his native France with its depiction of an Islamist takeover. But critic Heller McAlpin calls it "too distasteful to be amusing."

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Trudeau Upsets Harper, As 'Liberal Wave' Takes Canada's Prime Minister Post

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:59am

After his victory, Justin Trudeau, 43, touted "sunny ways" to a boisterous crowd in Montreal, a reference to his insistence on running a positive campaign.

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Tick Tock: Big Ben Slows As It Ages

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:36am

At 156 years old, Big Ben — London's famous clock — is chiming six seconds behind schedule. Fixes could silence it for three years. Still, Big Ben's unauthorized twitter account keep ticking.

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Trudeau Elected Canada's Prime Minister As Liberals Assume Power

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:33am

Justin Trudeau is the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

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