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Gray Backs Firing Of Teachers In 2008

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Gray says it's the opinion of D.C.'s attorney general, Irving Nathan, that the arbitrator erred in his decision, requiring D.C. to reinstate the teachers with back pay. He says the attorney general will file an appeal. Gray was a strong critic of Rhee during his tenure as council chair, but today as mayor he is backing Rhee's decision to fire the teachers.

"The bottom line for me is that we want to continue to ensure, as best we possibly can, that we have good teachers in our classrooms," he says.

Meanwhile, Gray says the city is going forward with its plan to locate and notify the 75 fired teachers.

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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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