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The Kids' Book 'A Fine Dessert' Has Award Buzz — And Charges Of Whitewashing Slavery

In a long discussion on Twitter, one critic called the illustrations "candy coated images of slavery." The illustrator says these images have been taken out of context.
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Export-Import Bank Debate: 'Retreat From Sanity' Or End of Corporate Welfare?

Many business leaders say U.S. exporters already are hurting because they lack financing from the Export-Import Bank. Congress is working on legislation to renew the bank charter that expired June 30.
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Why You Shouldn't Stare Up At The Debt Ceiling And Yawn

Congress always finds a way to swerve away from the brink just as the country nears default on its bonds. But this time, political turmoil may be increasing the danger that Congress won't act in time.
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'Pathetic' — Trump, Bush Spar Over 9/11. Maybe Neither Will Be The Nominee

Donald Trump implied George W. Bush shared in the blame for Sept. 11, and then Trump and Jeb Bush fought about it on Twitter. But both candidates have big vulnerabilities.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: The Strange, Sad Case Of #FeelTheChafe

The hashtag started out as a throwaway joke from a man who knew next to nothing about Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee. And then the Internet turned it mean.
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As Airline Megamergers Wrap Up, US Airways Flies Into History

Mergers have left the airline industry with four huge carriers: American, United, Delta and Southwest. But competition may be around the corner — from foreign carriers or young entrepreneurs.
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Two Teach For America Alums Say TFA Has Big Problems When It Comes To Race

Over at Jacobin magazine, two former corps members break down the politics behind TFA's decision making, and say they need change.
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Politics In The News

The race for House speaker took an unexpected turn late last week when leading candidate, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name. That threw the House GOP into a leadership crisis.
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Is The Resilience Of Millennials Underrated?

It's not uncommon to hear claims that young people these days have higher rates of mental health issues than in the past. But the data don't back that up. So how come millennials get a bad rap?
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FACT CHECK: Are Gun-Makers 'Totally Free Of Liability For Their Behavior'?

Hillary Clinton said Monday that the gun industry isn't legally responsible for its behavior. She's (partially) right.

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