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Defense In Huguely Trial Presents Alternate Cause Of Death

A medical expert with an alternate theory of the crime took the stand for the defense in the George Huguely murder trial in Charlottesville, Va. Wednesday.

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Teacher Pension Sharing Being Fought By Maryland Counties

County leaders from across Maryland are pushing back against a plan they say would devastate their budgets and cause layoffs and service cuts.

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Obama's Manufacturing Push Meets Skepticism From Experts

Obama has proposed using the tax code to create incentives for manufacturers to create jobs in the U.S. rather than abroad. Rick Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has also proposed tax-based incentives for manufacturers. But it's worth noting that some economists see risks in politicians and other policymakers making such a big fuss over manufacturing.
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Big Changes Ahead For American Schools?

President Obama's 2013 budget calls for a $5 billion competitive grant to get states to overhaul teacher evaluations and training programs. Also, the president recently gave 10 states waivers from some of the rules of the No Child Left Behind Act. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Claudio Sanchez and Kentucky principal Tim Roy.
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Huguely Trial: Prosecution Wraps Up Case

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the murder trial of George Huguely in Charlottesville, Va. Of note was testimony from defendant's former teammate, who says Huguely lied about his whereabouts the night of the alleged murder.

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DCPS Chancellor Talks Enrollment

D.C. Public Schools saw a 1 percent decrease in enrollment this year, mirroring a national trende of lower public school enrollment.

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Wealthy Colleges See Spike In Fundraising

Charitable giving to the nation's colleges and universities reached $30.30 billion in 2011, an 8.2 percent increase over the previous year, a new survey says. The 20 institutions that raised the most received $8.24 billion. Stanford, Harvard and Yale topped the list.
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R.I. Student Draws Ire Over School Prayer Challenge

A student in Cranston, R.I., sued the city over a banner in the high school auditorium. She started receiving death threats after a federal judge ruled in her favor, ordering the banner removed. The school board is expected to decide Thursday whether to appeal the judge's ruling.

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