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The Debate Over Tenure for Teachers

In a case likely to reverberate across the country, a California judge struck down the state's teacher tenure laws last week on civil rights grounds, saying tenure protects educators at the expense of poor and minority students who are most likely to be stuck with weak teachers. Some advocates for education reform applaud the ruling, but teachers' unions say tenure is important to recruiting and keeping good teachers and dispute the notion that tenure makes it harder to improve public school performance.

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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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