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Chicago Teachers On Strike, Affecting 350,000 Students Chicago Teachers On Strike, Affecting 350,000 Students
Enlarge Sitthixay Ditthavong/AP Members of the Chicago Teachers Union distribute strike signage at the Chicago Teachers Union strike headquarters on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in Chicago. Sitthixay Ditthavong/AP Members of the Chicago Teachers Union distribute strike signage at the Chicago Teachers Union strike headquarters on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in Chicago. Teachers in Chicago walked off the job Monday after contract negotiations fell through, leaving 400,000 students in the nation's...
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Kilpatrick Corruption Case A 'Classic Greek Tragedy' Kilpatrick Corruption Case A 'Classic Greek Tragedy'
Audio for this story from Morning Edition will be available at approx. 9:00 a.m. ET September 17, 2012 Enlarge Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (center) appears in county circuit court in Detroit for his sentencing in 2008. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (center) appears in county circuit court in Detroit for his sentencing in 2008. September 17, 2012 from WDET The city of Detroit is preparing for what could be the...
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GOP Has Rare Shot At Winning House Seat In Mass. GOP Has Rare Shot At Winning House Seat In Mass.
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET September 9, 2012 Enlarge Josh Reynolds/AP Richard Tisei is running for U.S. House in Massachusetts, where he could be the first Republican in that seat in 15 years. Josh Reynolds/AP Richard Tisei is running for U.S. House in Massachusetts, where he could be the first Republican in that seat in 15 years. September 9, 2012 from WBUR U.S. House candidate Richard Tisei is openly gay. He's also openly...
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120 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/9/2012 2:45:00 AM

NYC Cleans Up From 2 Twisters After Eastern Storms NYC Cleans Up From 2 Twisters After Eastern Storms
NEW YORK September 9, 2012, 03:26 am ET NEW YORK (AP) — Strong storms that pummeled the East Coast spawned at least two damaging tornadoes in New York City, flooded the streets of some New England towns and left tens of thousands in the dark in the Washington, D.C., area. No serious injuries were reported when a twister hit a beachfront neighborhood Saturday on the edge of New York City and a second, stronger tornado followed moments later about 10 miles away. Residents got advance notice, but still...
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120 Hits, 7 Comments, Added On 9/9/2012 12:26:30 AM

Pranksters Put Fake Ensign's Portrait On Pentagon Wall; It Stayed For Months Pranksters Put Fake Ensign's Portrait On Pentagon Wall; It Stayed For Months
The must-read story of the day if you're into practical jokes has to be The Wall Street Journal's piece headlined "Walk The Prank: Secret Story Of Mysterious Portrait At Pentagon." Enlarge U.S. Naval Institute U.S. Naval Institute As Melissa Block and Audie Cornish will explain later on All Things Considered, last year some pranksters hung a portrait on a hall in the Pentagon with a plaque saying it was "Ensign Chuck Hord. USNA circa 1898. Lost at sea 1908." There is no such person. The guy in the...
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120 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 4/17/2012 12:25:00 PM

Troops And Tanks Remain, But Truce Begins In Syria Troops And Tanks Remain, But Truce Begins In Syria
The early word from Syria is that "flashpoints of the 13-month uprising against President Bashar Assad were quiet Thursday ... suggesting a U.N.-brokered truce was starting to take hold and the regime was keeping a pledge to halt its assault on opposition strongholds," The Associated Press reports. 'Morning Edition': Syrian Cease-Fire Appears To Be Holding April 12, 2012 Still, NPR's Grant Clark reports from Beirut that some activists inside Syria say government forces did fire at least a few shells...
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Top Stories: Tulsa Shooting Suspects Face Charges; Syria Cease-Fire Top Stories: Tulsa Shooting Suspects Face Charges; Syria Cease-Fire
What Is 'The Two-Way'? This is NPR's news blog. It's a place to come for breaking news, analysis and for stories that are just too interesting — or too entertaining — to pass up. It's also a place for conversation about the news; we're counting on you to keep us honest. But please read the discussion rules before diving in. Learn More You can find out more about The Two-Way, including the origin of its name, on the "Welcome" page. Contact 'The Two-Way' You can drop us a line via our contact form. ...
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Mathematical methods predicts movement of oil and ash following environmental disasters Mathematical methods predicts movement of oil and ash following environmental disasters
ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2012) — Mathematical methods help predict the movement of oil and ash following environmental disasters. See Also: Oil Spills Environmental Issues Mathematics Artificial Intelligence Environmental Policies Resource Shortage Exxon Valdez Ocean current Atmospheric circulation Chaos theory When oil started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in late April 2010, friends asked George Haller whether he was tracking its movement. That's because the McGill engineering professor has...
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As Filmmaking Surges, New Orleans Challenges Los Angeles As Filmmaking Surges, New Orleans Challenges Los Angeles
For generations New Orleans‘ appeal to artists, musicians and writers did little to dispel the city’s image as a poor, albeit fun-loving, bohemian tourism haven. As was made all too evident by Katrina, the city was plagued by enormous class and racial divisions, corruption and some of the lowest average wages in the country. Yet recently, the Big Easy and the state of Louisiana have managed to turn the region’s creative energy into something of an economic driver. Aided by generous production...
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Here Come the Plurals! Here Come the Plurals!
This month America’s destiny as a pluralistic democracy took a new and unprecedented turn. First, early in May, USA Today asked Americans what name they thought would be appropriate for the country’s newest generation now moving into grade school classrooms with its unique behavior and perspectives. Plurals is the name suggested by communications research and consulting firm, Frank N. Magid Associates, with only the Apple product related notion of an iGeneration getting more votes.  Plurals will be...
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