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NPR Ed
8:03 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Thanks For Your Support. We'll Take It From Here

One of the questions we're most frequently asked on the NPR Ed team is, essentially, "Don't you guys get a lot of money from the Gates Foundation?"
The answer is, of course, yes.

What that question is often implying is: "Aren't you guys just a mouthpiece for the Gates Foundation's agenda?"

The answer is, of course, no.

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U.S.
7:13 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And now to Massachusetts where the governor has offered to temporarily house up to 1,000 migrant children. The move has not been warmly received. Here's Asma Khalid from member station WBUR.

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Education
7:13 am
Fri July 25, 2014

What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

Copyright 2014 Chicago Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.wbez.org.

Business
7:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

PETA Offers To Pay Detroit Residents' Water Bills If They Go Vegan

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

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U.S.
7:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Honduran Foreign Minister: U.S. Should Address Root Causes Of Migration

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

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NPR Story
6:42 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

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U.S.
6:40 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

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Politics
6:22 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by The New York Times. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution.

Politics
5:33 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, speaking before the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke last month, has unveiled a new plan aimed at tackling poverty in America.
Steve Helber AP

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:22 am

For much of this year, Republicans have talked about finding new ways to get Americans out of poverty but have offered few specifics — until now.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled his plan Thursday to fight poverty, which he says will help fix safety-net programs that he calls fragmented and ineffective.

Here are the highlights of Ryan's plan:

  • Allow states to experiment with federal aid, by merging things like food stamps, child care and welfare into what he calls an "Opportunity Grant."
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