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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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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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