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Florida Governor Alters The Plan For Common Core

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that the state is dropping out as fiscal agent for an organization developing tests for Common Core, the new educational standards. Scott, a Republican facing re-election next year, says he agrees with many of his Tea Party supporters who want the state to drop it entirely.
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Flooding Ravages Colorado Ranch

Melissa Block speaks with David Jessup, co-owner of the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colo. The ranch was partially rebuilt and redesigned after it was damaged in the 1976 Big Thompson Flood.
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IRS Official At Center Of Political Scandal Will Retire

Lois Lerner, who admitted that her division had inappropriately singled out Tea Party and patriot groups requesting tax exemption, had been on paid leave since May.
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Detroit Has Many Strays, But 'We're Not Tripping Over Dogs'

The already beleaguered, bankrupt city has gotten even more bad publicity from stories saying there are 50,000 homeless dogs roaming its streets. The first wave of reports from a dog census done over the weekend, though, signal there are far fewer. Still, loose dogs are a big problem in the city.
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Apple Sells 9 Million New iPhones In Opening Weekend

Sales of its new iPhone 5s and 5c models have surpassed other iPhone releases and exceeded initial supply, Apple says. The phones went on sale Friday in the U.S. as well as in many parts of Europe and Asia.
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School Technology: Pros Outweigh Cons?

As kids across the country start another school year, they might find tablet computers in their bags along with those books and binders. Host Michel Martin speaks with former New York Schools chancellor Joel Klein. He's now the CEO of Amplify, the education division of News Corp.
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Is A Government Shutdown Good For Anyone?

Congress could be steering the country towards the first government shutdown since the Clinton administration. Host Michel Martin speaks with columnist Joe Davidson of The Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, about the budget battle and what a potential shutdown could mean.
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To Succeed At Breast-Feeding, Most New Moms Could Use Help

Almost all new mothers have trouble breast-feeding in the first week with their babies. The early problems, such as pain, were also the ones most likely to cause the women to give up on breast-feeding earlier than doctors recommend.
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U.S. Team Sails Back From Brink In America's Cup

Last week, it looked bleak for defending champion Oracle Team USA, but flukey wind and better tactics have kept them in the running against Emirates Team New Zealand.
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Monday News Clips: What We're Reading

The looming federal government shutdown and efforts to defund Obamacare are capturing political headlines Monday morning.

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