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Detroit To Parents: Time To Get Involved In Education

The city's school system is trying to get parents more engaged with their children's education in an effort to boost achievement and stop an exodus of families from the district.
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Romney Campaign Preemptively Downplays MN, CO And MO Contests

Romney's campaign made available to the world a memo by political director Rich Beeson in which the aide rehearsed all the reasons why nothing that will happen Tuesday evening, indeed in the rest of February or March will stop his boss' inevitable March to the glittering prize of the nomination.
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A Pulpit For The Masses: YouTube, Christians Click

Many have turned to YouTube to express their views about the message of Jesus. At least one has reached biblical proportions. With more than 18 million views, "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus" has become a sensation.
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Exec Resigns From Embattled Breast Cancer Charity

A top official at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation — which pushed for the defunding of Planned Parenthood — has resigned. Anti-abortion groups are also keeping up the drumbeat to take away Planned Parenthood's federal funding despite the charity's turnabout on supporting the group.
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Staff Removed From School With Sex Abuse Charges

The L.A. Unified School District is replacing the entire staff of the elementary school at the center of a growing sex abuse scandal. Two teachers from Miramonte Elementary have been arrested on suspicions of abusing and conducting lewd acts on children.
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Meaningless In Missouri? Not In Santorum's View

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is looking for momentum as Republicans caucus and vote in three states on Tuesday: Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. And dissatisfaction with front-runner Mitt Romney in Missouri could point to a potential opportunity for President Obama in the fall.
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Why Missouri Voters Have The 'Beauty Contest' Blues

With no delegates at stake in Missouri's GOP primary, many voters are upset that the "beauty contest" will cost taxpayers $7 million. It could also dampen turnout for the March 17 caucuses, which do actually count.

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