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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.
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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.
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A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.
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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.
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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
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Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.
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For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early

Proponents of the city's updated curfew, requiring all kids under 14 to be home by 9 p.m., say it keeps children safe. Critics believe the strict curfew promotes negative interactions with police.
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Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.
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Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home

Oklahoma Joe's, in Kansas City, is changing its name after 17 years in business. It's time to claim the name of the city they are famous for.
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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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