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No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.
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Huge Dazzling Billboard Fights For Attention In Times Square

In a city of superlatives, New York City now has another notch in its belt — the largest billboard. It's hard to get anyone's attention in Times Square, but one billboard a city block long might just be able to do it.
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NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

There was more fallout for actor comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, following renewed allegations about sexual misconduct. NBC said it was cancelling plans for a comedy it was developing with Cosby.
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Acting Director Of Secret Service Testifies On Capitol Hill

The acting director of the Secret Service made his first appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday following a security breach that led to the resignation of the previous chief.
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After Successful Election, Republican Governors Look Ahead To 2016

Republican governors and governors-elect are in Florida this week for the Republican Governors' Association conference. After a successful election, they are meeting to discuss the party's message and direction.
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Republicans Criticize Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead Of Unveiling

President Obama will unveil his executive actions on immigration Thursday, but Republicans aren't waiting for the announcement to criticize the move.
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America's 'Best Restroom 2014' Is Verdant And Curvy

The top bathroom in America is currently at Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens, where 17 commodious chambers are built into what the facility says is the largest "green wall" on the continent.
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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations of rape against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move late Tuesday, shelving a comedy special.
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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.
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Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday.

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