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DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee Talks About Layoffs

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Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, 60 percent of whom are teachers, will be laid off on November 2nd.
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Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, 60 percent of whom are teachers, will be laid off on November 2nd.

Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, 60 percent of whom are teachers, will be laid off on November 2nd. And that decision has made Chancellor Michelle Rhee's relationship with some city council members, teachers and students, increasingly acrimonious. She sat down with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza to talk about why the so called Reduction In Force is necessary....

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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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