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Bernie Sanders is the front-runner because of how we raised our kids

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With his convincing victory in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders is solidifying his status as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination more than ever before. So how did a life-long avowed socialist and someone who’s never actually won......
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The American Pageant: Map in widely used U.S. history textbook refers to enslaved Africans as “immigrants,” CBS News analysis finds

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A two-month-long CBS News investigation and analysis of how black history is being taught in U.S. public schools found what students learn often depends on where they live and the textbooks they are using. The analysis, published during Black......
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Anthony Weiner lobbies for more access to son’s school

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Battle lines are drawn at the fancy downtown school that Anthony Weiner’s son attends, we’re told, because the school board is considering letting the convicted sex offender back onto its grounds. Page Six is told that the school......
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Two teachers make the grade with school-based novels

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Schools make great settings for novels: Between the teachers, administrators, students and parents, they are ripe with possibility for drama, conflict, power struggles and scandal. Two novels out this month are school-based, both sharp and hilariously observed. The......
Reuters - Business

Blue collar boom? College grads, baby boomers big winners in Trump’s economy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump rolled out an eye-catching statistic in his State of the Union address Tuesday: the wealth held by the poorest half of American households increased three times as fast as the wealth held by the “1%” since he became president. U.S. President Donald Trump......
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How each US state is impacting the personal finance IQ of students

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Americans choose where they live for many reasons, including access to a quality education for their children. But families may not pay close attention to one educational standard that varies from state to state and can have big implications for......
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CalTech wins $1.1 billion jury verdict in patent case against Apple, Broadcom

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California Institute of Technology said on Wednesday that it won a $1.1 billion jury verdict in a patent case......
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CalTech wins $1.1 billion jury verdict in patent case against Apple, Broadcom: source

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The California Institute of Technology on Wednesday won a $1.1 billion jury verdict in a patent case against Apple (AAPL.O) and......
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3 people with student debt open up about their budgets

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Student debt is consuming an ever larger share of household budgets. Today, more than two-thirds of college graduates have student debt, compared with less than 50% in the early 1990s. And, back then, the average balance was $9,000 – now......
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He started his college education behind bars. Now he wants to help kids avoid prison.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Dameon Stackhouse was several years into his prison sentence when he learned he would have a shot at earning his college degree. He was 37 years old and sitting inside East Jersey State Prison. “You hear things, and over......
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Trump rolls out policies pushing federal funds to religious groups

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pastors and attendees lay hands and pray over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors and Leadership Conference at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on September 21, 2016. Mandel Ngan |......
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Student loan debt is over $1.6 trillion and balances aren’t going down

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The rapid increase of student loan debt has slowed over the past few years, but individual borrower balances aren’t going down mostly because hardly anybody is paying down their loans. Total indebtedness over the past year or so has stopped......
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Best country for kids: The list of the best countries to raise kids has been released — and the U.S. doesn’t break the top 10

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Looking to start a family? The United States isn’t the best place to do so, according to a new survey from U.S. News & World Report. The organization released its 2020 list of the “Best Countries for Raising Kids” on......
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No Shield From X-Rays: How Science Is Rethinking Lead Aprons

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CHICAGO — Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation. Some hospitals are ditching the ritual of covering reproductive......
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MIT puts professor on leave for Jeffrey Epstein donations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeffrey Epstein in 2004. Rick Friedman | Corbis News | Getty Images The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Friday that it had placed one of its tenured professors on paid administrative leave after finding that he “purposefully failed to inform......
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What college is like for students with disabilities, according to a Harvard grad

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here “Can you hear me?” The voice coming through my earbuds sounds scratchy. The earbuds connect to an FM receiver, part of an assistive listening device. Harvard Law School hired American Sign Language interpreters with voice transliteration skills to provide access......
History

Eighteen Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 | At the Smithsonian

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By 2020, the podcast will be a whopping 17-or-so years old; the Apple Podcasts catalogue contains more than 700,000 unique offerings, not counting episodes. With such an abundance from which to choose, Smithsonian magazine turned to scholars and podcast fiends across the Smithsonian Institution for guidance. From a critical look......
History

The Accidental Invention of Play-Doh | Innovation

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The handwriting was on the wallpaper for Kutol. Founded in 1912 in Cincinnati, the company’s primary product—a soft, pliable compound used for wiping soot from wallpaper—was no longer in demand and the firm’s future looked bleak. Fortunately, the sister-in-law of one of its principals had an idea: let kids play......
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The Unmistakable Black Roots of ‘Sesame Street’ | History

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SMITHSONIAN.COM | Nov. 7, 2019, 7 a.m. Forty years ago, upon the tenth anniversary of the debut of “Sesame Street,” the New York Times offered an appraisal of the revolutionary children’s television program, reminding readers that the show with universal appeal initially declared its target audience, “the four-year old inner-city......
History

How Food Brought Success to a Chef, a Cookbook Author and a Restaurateur | At the Smithsonian

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Two men walked towards the demonstration kitchen stage, but only one looked the part of a chef. He was clad in a denim apron over a white shirt and khakis. His counterpart, bespectacled and wearing a suit and tie, strode onto the stage like a professor approaching a lecture podium,......

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