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Cop held in Mexico's missing 43 case 23.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said.
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At Old Sturbridge Village, Life Is Part Acting, Part History, and Lots of Butter Churning 23.11.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
In her perfect world, Victoria Belisle would rise at 4 a.m. and spend the day milking cows, churning butter, and feeding chickens. She’s the most dedicated interpreter at Old Sturbridge ...
White Bear Lake Student Dies After Campus Accident 22.11.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)A White Bear Lake High School student has died 11 days after being injured in an accident on campus. A letter sent to parents says Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at White Bear Lake's North Campus. He died Friday after being injured Nov. 10.
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DPS looks for lessons learned as they ready plan for southwest schools 22.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Four years after Denver Public Schools came up with a regional plan to improve schools in the district's far-northeast area — closing some, dismissing half the staff at others and adding
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Good Questions: College Vs. University, Black Friday, & Pool Tables 22.11.2014 WCCO: National
pool, table, billiard, room, 8 ball, cueEvery Friday, Heather Brown takes a look at some of the random Good Questions viewers have asked her recently. Here are this week's short takes.
Bill Cosby gets ovation after Florida comedy show 22.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Bill Cosby walked off-stage Friday night the same way he came on -- to enthusiastic cheers and a rousing ovation.
L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts 22.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a summit in Los Angeles next year to kick-start efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions in both countries.
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Panem, Thailand share defiant salute 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
Thai coup opponents have been arrested for making the three-finger gesture.
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Students plan protest of Oklahoma school officials' response to rape allegations 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Students protest school response to rape claims 22.11.2014 Yahoo: US National
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest Monday by students upset with the handling of an alleged rape.
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AP Interview: If the court is independent, I'll be acquitted, says Malaysia opposition leader 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
FBI, friends receive packages from FSU library shooter 22.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Florida State University reopened its main library on Friday, the day after a gunman injured three people when he opened fire in the lobby of the building where hundreds of students were studying for final ...
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O.C. school installs fence between campus and home of sex offender 22.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making 22.11.2014 Entertainment
The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:
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These Teens Hate Their School Lunches And They're Blaming Michelle Obama For it 22.11.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
— Jess Sency (@Jess_Sency) November 18, 2014 Meanwhile, others on Twitter are bashing the hashtag, saying that poor school lunches are more the fault of individual schools. everyone tweeting #ThanksMichelleObama needs to not. You'll thank her when you're not 300 pounds and have diabetes — Joseph Drummond (@joseph_is_white) November 21, 2014 Instead of blaming the 1st lady, why don't you look closer at the people who are cutting corners in the lunch programs. #ThanksMichelleObama — Abby Normal (@L8dySweet) November 21, 2014 #ThanksMichelleObama blaming her for your schools bad cooks is just stupid. Talk to the school. Eating healthy is the right direction — Meltonwax (@Meltonwax) November 21, 2014 Notably, another teen in Wisconsin recently led a boycott of her school's lunches to protest the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. " It's not actually giving us healthy foods. It's giving us small portions of very processed foods . Kids aren't happy about that," said Megan Hellrood, who organized the boycott at D.C. ...
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School Official Apologizes For 'Good-Natured' Retweet About Mixed-Raced Couples 22.11.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
An assistant principal who has come under fire for a racially insensitive retweet says she has been put on administrative leave and that she does not harbor racial prejudices. Earlier this week, students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia, walked out of class to protest a retweet from the high school’s assistant principal , Amy Strickland. The retweet showed a picture of a group of black boys and white girls dressed for a high school prom, with the caption “Every white girl’s father’s worst nightmare.” “ I could have been any one of the boys in the picture ,” student Michael LeMelle said to local outlet WAVY-TV earlier this week. “And I really don’t see myself, like I said earlier, as anyone’s worst nightmare.” In a statement provided by her attorney to local ABC affiliate 13 News Now, Strickland responded to the controversy . Strickland said that both of her daughters attended prom with African-American students, and that the retweet was an attempt at "good natured humor concerning ...
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Chinese student convicted of fatal Des Moines crash deported 22.11.2014 Seattle Times: Local
A Chinese national who caused a fatal crash in Des Moines in November 2012 has been deported and is barred from returning to the U.S. for 10 years, according to a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle.
'Hunger Games' salute leads to arrests of Thai protesters 22.11.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Life is imitating art in Thailand, where muzzled opponents of the coup leaders who suspended democracy six months ago have embraced the three-finger salute of defiance from the "Hunger Games" movie series.
Texas Textbooks Approved Amid Controversy 22.11.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book.

The Republican-controlled State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 Friday, sanctioning most proposed books and electronic lessons. It defeated six books, however, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt withdrew a high school government textbook.

Because Texas' market is so large, textbooks published to meet its standards can affect those sold in other states.

Long decrying the books have been academics, experts and activists on the right and left. Some say they are too sympathetic to Islam. Others say they exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy.

But approval means the books will be ready for more than 5 million Texas public school students next fall.
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Current immigration laws hamstring U.S. economy, tech industry says 22.11.2014 L.A. Times - Technology News
The presidential orders on immigration Thursday night offered little relief to the nation’s technology industry, with company executives, venture capitalists and lobbyists expressing frustration that Congress hasn’t moved to improve the processes that would allow more highly skilled...
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