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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 00:22

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.

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VIDEO: War horse ride marks lost cavalry

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 00:14
Ceremonies are being held in the village of Nery in northern France, 100 years to the day since a British cavalry unit held the line against advancing German forces that outnumbered them four to one.

Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 00:14
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.

A computing revolution in schools

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:41
A computing revolution in schools

Official heckled amid HK poll anger

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:24
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.

Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:18

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.

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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:17

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

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Storey wins second Para-cycling gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:16
Dame Sarah Storey and Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall win golds for GB at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.

Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:16

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:15

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:14

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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VIDEO: Eurosceptics win German state seats

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:12
Germany's newest party, the Eurosceptic "Alternative for Germany" (AfD), has won its first seats in the state parliament of Saxony, according to preliminary results.

Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:43
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.

VIDEO: Invasion of the zebra mussels

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:35
Millions of invading zebra mussels are playing havoc with England's drinking water - but what can be done to stop the spread of these foreign invaders?

Man held over New Zealand killings

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:29
Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office.

£6.7m historic garden restoration bid

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:18
Experts aim to unearth the original landscape on the historic site of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire in a £6.7m project.

Tony Stewart's Return To Racing After Fatal Incident Ends Early

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:17

In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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Monday's gossip column

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:16
Man City and Arsenal offered Falcao, Man Utd want £5m for Welbeck loan, plus more gossip on transfer deadline day.

Businesses 'need more hardship help'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:03
Struggling businesses are not getting the help they need from councils, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says.

Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:02

It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.

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