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Mass Collection Of Student Data Raises Privacy Concerns

States are centralizing record-keeping and tracking student progress, while online educational software sheds light on how students learn. But many worry about how this information could be misused.
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The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86

Donald Levine brought the first G.I. Joe action figures to U.S. shelves 50 years ago after rejecting other possible names for military figures, like Salty the Sailor.
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In California, Life With Parole Increasingly Leads To Freedom

Until recently, inmates with life sentences — most for murder — were rarely released from prison, regardless of their behavior. But a 2008 court case and a new governor have changed their odds.
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Your Thoughts On The Most Important Challenge Facing Education

Poverty? Teaching Talent? A lack of purpose? There's no shortage of opinions.
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Brad Paisley Leaves 'Southern Comfort Zone' For Troops In Afghanistan

The country music star rescheduled an Iowa gig so he could travel to Bagram Airfield with the president. Paisley's change of plans turned out to be a boon for vendors at the Tree Town Music Festival.
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Parents Of Elliot Rodger Heard Of Attack As They Tried To Stop Him

The 22-year-old's parents were rushing to stop him from hurting anyone Friday night when they heard news of a shooting and feared their son was involved.
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White House Mistakenly Blows Cover Of CIA Officer In Afghanistan

A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.
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Dad Catches Son's Home Run Ball At Minor League Game

Conrad Gregor thanked his parents for making a five-hour drive to watch him play by driving a home run over the wall to where his father was standing.
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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.
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Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

Whether for philosophical or health reasons, pet owners are whipping up batches of pet food for their beloved animals. But veterinarians warn that these meals need to be nutritionally balanced.

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