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Save the 216 Campaign To Keep D.C. Vouchers Program

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Students who were offered scholarships to attend private and parochial schools, before the program was canceled, are planning what they call "a full scale escalation of peaceful protests." 216 low income students from failing public schools were offered scholarships through the DC Vouchers program. But the program was canceled and those students will have to choose between attending public and public charter schools. Now the advocacy organization DC Parents for School Choice are planning a series of media advertisements. They also plan a vigil outside the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday. An independent study recently released which showed after three years, students in the program showed slightly higher reading test scores. There were no gains, however, shown in math. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced recently to try and reauthorize the program for five years. Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

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Can Planting More Milkweed Save Monarch Butterflies? It's Complicated

Conservationists have long blamed farmers' use of pesticides for decimating the milkweed that monarch caterpillars like to eat. But scientists say simply planting more milkweed isn't the answer.
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Supreme Court Declines Trump Resorts Case That Stripped Workers' Benefits

When Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2014, it won a ruling from a federal bankruptcy judge stripping casino workers of their health insurance and payments to the pension fund.
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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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