Missouri's state Supreme Court says that school districts that lose accreditation must pay for students to go elsewhere, if that's what their parents want. But in St. Louis, the process has opened up complicated questions of race and class. Host Michel Martin delves into the issue.
Host Michel Martin continues the conversation surrounding Missouri's controversial school transfer policy with Don Marsh of St. Louis Public Radio; Ty McNichols, who leads the city's Normandy School District; and Eric Knost, Superintendent of Mehlville School District.
Restaurants with a "weak" reputation are more likely to write fake positive reviews, a study finds. But chain restaurants, which do not benefit greatly from Yelp, are less likely to commit review fraud.
Some of the classified data leaked by Edward Snowden was acquired using the credentials of his NSA colleagues — including people with higher security clearance than the former spy agency contractor, according to Reuters. As many as 25 people may have been duped, the news agency says.
A religion professor at Rutgers University has introduced a one-credit course exploring religious references in Bruce Springsteen's songwriting. The professor says it's important to understand the "broader context" of a writer's work.
Boston's real mayor-elect was celebrating at the Park Plaza Hotel. The Marty Walsh Vice President Joe Biden called was sitting on the couch watching TV with his wife. Walsh told the Boston Globe he wasn't surprised at the mix up.He says he knows eight other Mary Walshes.
The shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is renewing debate over whether security at airports is tough enough. Some aviation security experts say the response at LAX went as well as it could have in this era of "random violence" in public areas.
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