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At Hanukkah, Pastry Reminds Portland Jews Of Their Mediterranean Roots

The cheese-and-spinach-filled food called a boyo was once served on the Shabbat tables of Jews who lived in the Ottoman Empire. Today, the Turkish-style pastries are mostly reserved for the holidays.
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Sign Of The Times: Labor Strikes May Make Comeback

Once a mainstay of the labor arsenal, strikes have largely fallen off since the early 1980s. So a recent spate of high-profile disruptions has labor experts wondering if we're seeing a resurgence. They say worker frustrations over stagnant wages and reduced benefits may have finally hit a tipping point.
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It's All Politics, Dec. 7, 2012

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., announces he will resign, opening up the possibility of a black Republican being appointed to replace him. Plus NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving muse over whether Ashley Judd has a shot at public office.
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More Teachers 'Flipping' The School Day Upside Down

With "classroom flipping," teachers record their classroom lectures online for students to watch at home. Classroom time is then used for problem solving and homework.
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Supreme Court Takes Up Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that for the first time it will tackle the issue of same-sex marriage. Defying most expectations, the justices said they will examine two cases, presenting the possibility that the court could decide all the basic issues surrounding gay marriage in one fell swoop.

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