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Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

Research shows suspensions are disproportionately applied to minorities and give students a fast track to dropping out and to the juvenile justice system. The Los Angeles Unified School District recently instituted a ban on certain suspensions, but finding a viable alternative is a complex task.
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Detroit Museum Not The First To Consider Selling Out

The financially troubled city of Detroit is eyeing the sale of its prized artworks, which include paintings by van Gogh. In recent years, a number of museums have brought in millions by selling off art. Such sales invariably trigger protest but can proceed unless there's some legal violation involved.
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Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma

Tim Samaras was an engineer who made probes that captured information at the base of the violent storms. He was inspired to chase tornadoes by the iconic scene in The Wizard of Oz.
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Washington Monument Receives Much-Needed Repair

Nearly two years ago, when a freak earthquake rocked the Washington, D.C. area, it damaged more than 500 stone slabs on the Washington Monument. Now, the monument is covered in scaffolding and crews are getting to work on one huge caulking job.
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If Employment Game Has Changed, Who's Teaching The Rules?

The worth of a degree depends on the specialty. A report from Georgetown University breaks down returns on students' investments, and it's not particularly encouraging. But the study's co-author says the problem is a lack of guidance, which could keep young people from following fruitless career paths.
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No 'Universal' Best Practice To Save Yourself From Tornadoes

When you're caught in a tornado's path, should you run or hide? The tornado in Moore, Okla., and the storms that tore through the Oklahoma City area Friday provide contradictory answers.

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